Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst has given an ominous injury update regarding Ridvan Yilmaz and Ben Davies after the thumping victory over Aberdeen.

The Gers roared back into form with a convincing 4-1 victory over the Dons which saw them bounce back from a draw with Livingston at Ibrox and defeat to Napoli in Italy in their last two fixtures.

The result and performance could yet prove to be a defining one for both Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Rangers this season but so far the campaign has undoubtedly been blighted with injury.

There are major questions hanging over Rangers’ recruitment and conditioning at the minute with no fewer than nine first-teamers already ruled as the club amble to the World Cup break.

Now, following the pair being substituted against Aberdeen, there are fears that Ridvan Yilmaz and Ben Davies will be added to what is an unprecedented and swelling key player injury list.

Rangers injury update on Ridvan Yilmaz and Ben Davies

Speaking after the game, Rangers manager Van Bronckhorst claimed that Ridvan Yilmaz is likely to be out for a few weeks – meaning until after the World Cup – whilst Ben Davies will be assessed today.

Ridvan Yilmaz went off only eight minutes into the game with a hamstring problem whilst Ben Davies came off at halftime as a precaution, meaning they could be numbers 10 and 11 on an ever-expanding injury list at Ibrox.

“Well, Ridvan of course at the moment in the first ten minutes I think, we had to get him off because he felt his hamstring,” said Van Bronckhorst.

“Ben already had a moment in the beginning of the game but could play on. 

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“But I didn’t want to take any risk with him, so we have to assess him tomorrow to see how he feels.

“I don’t know yet (about return timelines). I think we will have Ridvan out for a couple of weeks but for Ben I still don’t know.”

If the pair are injured ahead of a tight World Cup run-in, they will join John Souttar, Connor Goldson, Filip Helander, Ryan Jack, Nmandi Ofoborh, Ianis Hagi, Glen Kamara, Tom Lawrence and Kemar Roofe as absentees at Rangers.

Meanwhile, one manager linked to the Rangers job was spotted at Ibrox this weekend.

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