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Barry Ferguson predicts Rangers Ryan Kent could be out for 6 weeks

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson reckons that Ryan Kent could be out for up to “six weeks” following a hamstring injury.

The iconic former Rangers captain did admit that he didn’t “know how long he’s going to be missing” but going by his experience suggested it could be up to a month and a half.

It’s a major blow to Rangers’ fortunes to lose the talented winger and Barry Ferguson has also questioned why Steven Gerrard started him against Livingston.

Barry Ferguson believes Kent could be looking at six weeks out of action. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

“I was surprised the manager started with him, he’s not played a lot of football,” explained Ferguson to PLZ Soccer.

“I can imagine he would’ve been desperate just to get him out there.

“We don’t know how long he’s going to be missing, if it’s four or six weeks.

“Hamstring injuries are a sore one.”

Ferguson obviously knows the timescales attached to these sorts of injuries but they will vary player to player.

Whilst Rangers have admitted that Ryan Kent will be out for a couple of weeks [Evening Times], the Ibrox side has not yet given an exact timescale on his injury.

Steven Gerrard expressed disappointment at losing Ryan Kent. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

How upset Kent was in going off the pitch suggests that he believed it to be a sore one.

Whatever the case – even if it’s up to six weeks out – the tricky winger will be back in a Rangers shirt before long.

And it’s just as well. Rangers shelled out a fee which could eventually rise to £7.5m for the player’s services [Sky Sports] to make him the second most expensive signing in Ibrox history.

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