Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack missed out on last night’s Europa League draw with Lyon after another setback in his long-running return from injury – and the latest blow for the Scotland international has some Gers fans thinking he is “finished” at Ibrox.
Jack’s injury problems have been well documented after spending most of the last year on the sidelines and after managing less than an hour of football on his latest comeback, fans fear we’ve seen the best of the Gers number 8.
With the midfielder widely expected to have featured last night, there was plenty of disappointment when Gio van Bronckhorst confirmed he’d picked up a knock in training which had forced him to leave the midfielder out of his squad again, telling BT Sport before the game: “No, Ryan wasn’t available. He was one of the players I had in mind to give minutes.
“But he had a slight setback in his recovery. He played 20, 25 minutes the last game we played so that was good to get him minutes.
“He isn’t ready because of a slight injury he had in training.”
Hopefully, Jack can recover and get back to his best but with every passing week that he remains out, it is harder and harder to see him ever returning to the side and being as important as he was pre-injury.
There are still 18 months left on his Ibrox contract and while nobody is suggesting it is time to just rip that up, more and more Rangers fans now think it is time for Gio, Ross Wilson and the scouting staff to identify a long-term replacement for him.
However, these fans think Jack’s time at Ibrox is quickly coming to an end if he can’t get clear of his injury problems.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans after Ryan Jack’s latest injury blow:
Ryan Jack is finished as a footballer at this level
— Fahdy (@Fahdy824) December 9, 2021
If Ryan Jack is injured again then unfortunately we need to get rid. Absolutely no use to us on a treatment table yet again.
— 🇬🇧 cozy1872 🇬🇧 (@cozy1872) December 9, 2021
End of days for Ryan Jack? Be a real shame if he couldn’t get back to his previous levels. https://t.co/84dCO3vlVk
— Tr5m5ndo (@TremendoHendo72) December 9, 2021
Gio says Ryan Jack has had a set back in his recovery 😫. It’s never ending with him!
— Cheryl (@gers_chezza) December 9, 2021
Don’t think I’d be saying anything about Ryan Jack that’s not been said before. Hopefully just a knock but if he is going to be out for another long spell then I’m sorry but we can’t keep waiting for him.
— Kirst 🌻 (@kirsten93_) December 9, 2021
Ryan Jack managed an entire 57 minutes of football before getting injured again then.
— Iain (@CemetryGates89) December 9, 2021
I’m sorry to say this. But it’s time for Rangers to replace Ryan Jack 18 months left on his contract nearly 30 and he can’t stay fit to save his life
— Jamie (@JW_1872) December 9, 2021
Last night’s 1-1 draw with Lyon was important in regard to finances, but just how much did Rangers earn from the six group fixtures they played?