Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that winger Jordan Jones picked up two injuries in the recent Old Firm defeat as he admitted the Northern Irishman is likely to be out for a month in the “best case” scenario.
Jones limped off with a knee injury after picking up a red card for a stupid challenge on Moritz Bauer and forced himself out of action for club and country at a vital point in the season.
Gerrard revealed that he also picked up an ankle knock after taking a kick shortly after coming off the bench before hurting his knee tackling Bauer.
“He got a tackle in the first few minutes after he came on in the Old Firm game and he’s got an ankle problem from that. Then in getting the red card, he flared up a knee issue,” Gerrard said as quoted by the Daily Record.
“So he has two issues he is managing at the moment and I don’t think you will see him for, best case, a month. Maybe it will be a little bit longer than that.
“It’s frustrating for me because he’d been in good form. Unfortunately, he’s not going to be available for the foreseeable future when we have some really big fixtures. But I’ve chatted to Jordan, we are going to move on and hopefully get him back as soon as possible.
“He will learn from this because he’s going to have to watch games.”
With the Europa League group stage kicking off on Thursday, Jones’ injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for him.
Ryan Kent’s return to Rangers from Liverpool will also make things tougher for Jones when he recovers and looks to force his way back into the side.