Steve Clarke has confirmed that Ryan Jack has been released from the Scotland camp, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
The midfielder was recently called up for the Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Russia and Belgium. Some Bears suggested he should turn down the call due to previous SFA injustices, but Jack was keen to be included [Scottish Sun].
He went unused in the defeat to Russia at Hampden on Friday. Now, what had initially looked like a minor knock to the knee, has ruled him out of contention for the second fixture.
Rangers midfielder Jack released from Scotland duties
“Ryan has gone back to Rangers,” said Clarke, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.“He had a little bit of swelling on his knee on Friday and was prepared to sit on the bench.
“But on Saturday there was more swelling and Rangers decided to go safety first.”
This news will undoubtedly concern Bears.
Jack is a near ever-present part of Steven Gerrard’s midfield and has been outstanding throughout the early part of the season.
Whatever some Rangers fans may think of the national team, he deserved his call up and it’s a shame to see an injury get in the way.
With the Gers back in league action on Saturday and kicking off their Europa League group stage campaign at home to Feyenoord in ten days time, swelling on the knee sounds a little ominous.
Let’s hope a few days rest or work on the treatment table will sort this one out. If not, Stevie G is going to have to reshuffle his midfield.