Ryan Jack has been potentially ruled out for around another two months at least after Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst could only speculate with ‘hope’ that the midfielder will be back soon.
Speaking at his pre-Saints presser, Gio suggested Jack didn’t feel this knock to be as bad as before, but while the manager hinted an optimistic 2 weeks before the midfielder is back in training, the more grounded belief is what he also added, in that he hopes to have the player fully fit by late January after the winter break.
The Jack situation is mired in confusion. As we know, Gio doesn’t give much away in conferences at all, and when STV’s Raman Bhardwaj asked him if the latest setback is related to the previous injuries, Rangers’ manager sidestepped the question saying only that the player believed it wasn’t as bad as before.
In short, as usual, we don’t really know, and we also don’t know exactly what the specialist or club medics diagnosed either.
Which is fine. Information leaking out of Ibrox is a thing of the past, with even official media partners only being told what the club wants to tell them.
So we’ll just have to wait and see if Jack makes it back any time soon.