Rangers are set to be without Brazilian striker Danilo through injury for a “lengthy spell” as the player takes to Instagram following surgery on a fractured cheekbone.

The Ibrox summer signing, 24, opened the scoring in the weekend’s 2-0 victory over St Johnstone but a clash of heads in doing so forced the ex-Feyenoord striker off the park.

It came as a massive blow to Rangers at the time and after the game Michael Beale confirmed the player was to undergo surgery for a fractured cheekbone.

Now, the Daily Record have claimed that Rangers are set to be without the forward for a “lengthy spell” which means the club could be without the player until after the international break.

Common sense dictates that the striker is likely to miss an intense six game run for Rangers with Michael Beale under pressure to deliver in clashes against Real Betis (H), Motherwell (H), Livingston (H), Aberdeen (H), AEL Limassol (A) and St Mirren (A) up until 8th October.

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Rangers rue painful injury to Danilo

Even then, we expect Danilo will have to wear a protective mask when he returns from the injury as Rangers fans wait to see their £6m summer signing bounce back for the club.

Danilo has also taken to Instagram to thank Rangers fans for their support following the painful injury as the striker recovers in the background.

In a picture from the player’s hospital bed, it’s clear the striker is still being positive and let’s hope we see Danilo back before long.

On his Instagram stories, Danilo shared an image from a hospital bed at the neurological unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with Bible passage Psalms 121.

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The striker then shared another image with his thumbs up saying: “Now it’s time to rest and heal, hope to see you all soon!”

The injury to Danilo isn’t the only major issue affecting Rangers either, with ex-Norwich midfield duo Todd Cantwell and Kieran Dowell also set to miss around four weeks.

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