Rangers defender Filip Helander is out for the rest of the season as a result of the injury picked up during Sunday’s 4-0 win over St Mirren.
The defender limped off just before the break after falling awkwardly and headed straight for a scan, which confirmed the Gers’ fears he would face a substantial spell on the sidelines.
Gers boss Gio van Bronckhorst confirmed the news this morning as he spoke to the media ahead of his side’s Europa League quarter-final clash with Braga tomorrow night, saying: “Filip’s injury is not good, we won’t have him for the remainder of the season.”
The Swedish international has had a number of problems during his time at Ibrox, spending the best part of a year on the injured list with a foot problem – which may have been re-injured on Sunday.
There was some more positive news however with John Lundstram returning to training after tweaking his groin in Paisley while Ryan Jack and Calvin Bassey are available having sat out the 4-0 win.
Rangers injury woes may prompt defensive reshuffle
With Helander out for the season, Rangers aren’t exactly flush with options in the centre of defence.
Connor Goldson and Leon Balogun will almost certainly start but it doesn’t really leave much in reserve.
Calvin Bassey could be slotted in there while Leon King was brought on to replace Helander at St Mirren.
If Bassey is moved in one from left-back, it could see a return to the starting XI for Borna Barisic in the final weeks of the campaign.