Rangers have been hit by yet ANOTHER long-term injury after Ryan Jack was ruled out till 2023 following his injury midweek which appears to have reignited his historical calf issues.
Jack was taken off and replaced by Steven Davis in a move which we knew was the end of the match for the home side, and has now been confirmed as a long-term absence, adding to the constantly-growing list of them.
It now means a real crisis – not only do we now not have a defence literally at all, but midfield is gone too because John Lundstram and Steven Davis simply cannot play together, as you all know.
Davis and Glen Kamara are the only backups in midfield to replace Jack, unless Scott Arfield comes back from attacking midfield, but none of the options are great.
Kamara doesn’t want to play for Rangers any more, Davis isn’t capable much anymore, and Arfield can’t slot in that position.
Which means Lundstram has his work cut out going forward trying to single-handedly drive Rangers’ midfield, and of course, he will be looked at as an option for defence as well.
But this is getting away from the point – Rangers now have an absolutely catastrophic number of long-term injuries:
Goldson, Jack, Ofoborh, Lawrence, Helander, Hagi, and even Lowry and Roofe given neither of them are ready, while Ben Davies is added to the short term injury list (for now).
It’s utterly, chronically, shockingly dire and worse than the injury crises we had under Dick Advocaat back in the day.
But losing Jack basically means we’ve lost midfield as well as defence now.
Might as well field crash test dummies.