Tav out for season? Stevie drops grim hint on captain

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Rangers' James Tavernier grimaces after an injury during the UEFA Europa League football match between Antwerp FC and Glasgow Rangers FC in Antwerp on February 18, 2021. (Photo by DIRK WAEM / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT (Photo by DIRK WAEM/BELGA/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers have been dealt a serious injury blow after captain James Tavernier’s knee injury emerged as a bit worse than originally feared, and no time scale has now been put on his recovery.

The RB assist and goals goal king, who has been in remarkable form for Rangers this campaign, has stood head and shoulders above everyone else in the squad over the past five+ years for his physical resilience and general immunity to injury, but after he pulled up in training then suffered again during the first leg in Belgium he’s had to be ruled out for an indeterminate period.

As Gerrard says, despite the original belief it would be a few weeks, it’s become clear it’s a bigger problem, and it’s only now a hope that he can be back for any of the remaining weeks of the campaign.

The manager is right – for Tavernier’s loyalty over the past 6 or so years plus his stonking campaign this term, he does deserve to be playing in the run in this season, but at the moment the chances of that happening are completely up in the air.

The manager assures us there’s been no set back, but the injury was definitely underestimated and it’s totally in the hands of the football Gods as to whether we’ll actually see Tavernier in our shirt again this season, never mind inside the next month.

Hopefully, the worst case scenario is far from the case.