After Thursday’s disappointing defeat to Young Boys, Steven Gerrard provided an injury update as captured by RangersTV.
One of Rangers’ key players, Ryan Jack, required treatment just after the hour mark and eventually limped off at the far side of the pitch, accompanied by two physios. He cut a frustrated figure.
Greg Stewart, one of the standouts from the weekend win at Aberdeen, took his place.
Severity of Rangers midfielder Jack’s injury unclear
“He’s getting assessed just as I was walking up here,” said Gerrard after the game, as captured by RangersTV. “There’s certainly a problem there, we’re not sure whether it’s at the back of the knee or the top of the calf.”
“So, he’ll be assessed now and if we need to image the area to get a better picture then we’ll do that in the coming days.
“There’s definitely a problem there, but, how big? It’s difficult to say right now.”
There’s no doubt these words will have Rangers fans concerned.
Jack has been instrumental to the side’s strong start to the season, performing at a consistently high-level game after game.
The real hope here is that there’s nothing too sinister about the injury. Generally, you would think a calf problem would be preferable to a knee issue.
Thankfully, we’re just one game away from an international break, and the Gers should be able to get past Hamilton at the weekend without him.
It will be disappointing for the player to miss out on Scotland duty once again, but let’s hope that’s the extent of it.
Rangers do have quality backup options in midfield, but even at that, losing Ryan Jack for an extended period would constitute a huge blow.