Pacy Rangers loanee suffers injury blow as permanent Ibrox exit nears
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Pacy Rangers loanee suffers injury blow as permanent Ibrox exit nears

Rangers loanee Jamie Murphy has suffered an injury blow at Hibernian as his permanent Ibrox exit nears [Not The Old Firm].

Murphy has been hit with a number of injuries in recent seasons, the most serious of which was a knee ligament problem that saw him miss almost the entirety of the 2018/19 campaign.

Murphy scored the first goal of Steven Gerrard’s tenure at Ibrox but soon picked up a serious knee injury. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Since then, he’s only made two Gers appearances, spending the second half of last season on loan at Burton Albion in EFL League One and then joining Hibs on loan in August.

When fit, the 31-year-old has often impressed in Edinburgh and although he only has two goals and four assists to his name, he earned rave reviews from Hibs fans for strong form at the back end of 2020.

He’s missed a substantial number of games due to injury, though, and Hibs boss Jack Ross has provided an update on his condition following a recent setback.

“Jamie Murphy missed the Queen of the South game with a hamstring injury,” he said [Not The Old Firm]

“That will rule him out for the foreseeable future. I’m hopeful we will get to see Jamie before the end of the season. He’s been very close to returning a couple of times but it’s in the one or two days before a match he has suffered a reoccurrence.

“It’s frustrating for him and it’s been hard-going for him as he’s determined to make an impact here. He has done that in stages this season but it’s been a frustrating period for him. We need to get to the bottom of it to ensure that when he does come back, he’s good to go.”

The Rangers loanee has suffered an injury blow with his permanent Ibrox exit nearing. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Murphy wouldn’t have been available for Hibs’ trip to Ibrox on Sunday anyway due to a clause in his loan deal, but it sounds as though he faces a battle to recover in time for other upcoming Scottish Cup and Premiership assignments.

It’s a unfortunate blow for the winger, who is set to move to Easter Road permanently in the summer on a one-year deal.

Meanwhile, an exciting new Rangers arrival was involved in a youth fixture at Auchenhowie on Friday.

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