Ryan Jack’s season hangs in the balance after the midfielder was ruled out of yet more football following his withdrawal from the national camp.
The former Aberdeen captain has had a torrid time of it with injuries in recent years, and even his manager expressed more than a touch of frustration over the situation, and with his exit from the Scotland camp, we now have to wonder what his prognosis before the summer is looking like.
This isn’t just one simple injury, it’s a chain of them, from knee to calf, and with just five matches left, hopes are dwindling that Jack can be available for any of Rangers’ split fixtures at all.
There are of course two caveats:
The international break gives him an extra period of time to recover, so that is at least a bit of a positive.
And of course with 55 won and Rangers out of Europe, the only things left to play for are the cup and the unbeaten record, so while we’d rather have Jack for both, it’s not the end of the world for the club as a whole.
But we’d definitely like to see him before the end of the season, if that is possible.
Get well soon Ryan.