Injury setback blow for Tom Lawrence as Rangers playmaker struggles

Injury setback blow for Tom Lawrence as Rangers playmaker struggles
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 06: Tom Lawrence of Rangers during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Kilmarnock FC at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2022 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Tom Lawrence’s Rangers injury nightmare shows no sign of ending after manager Michael Beale confirmed the attacker has had a bit of a setback and the Wales star is still struggling.

The playmaker, who was one of the more promising summer recruits, has been missing for several months now, but unfortunately no real timeline exists on his return, and his injury issues persist.

Beale said:

“Tom was away seeing a specialist again yesterday, just to get some idea of what comes next. He has had a little bit of discomfort. I know we said towards the end of this month (he would be back) but that might be in jeopardy. It is not definitely in jeopardy. There is no good or bad news, we just need to get an update.”

The worrying part of this quote is subtle, and might not be obvious to many: it’s the use of the word ‘again’.

That Lawrence has had to repeatedly consult specialists since his injury is a terrible sign for his recovery, and the fact he continues to struggle hints that a return could be a considerable period away.

It’s a real, real shame for a playmaker who was showing so much quality, albeit he wasn’t flawless, but his stats were very very good – sadly Lawrence continues to struggle with this injury and is now much more likely to be targeting a February return rather than an optimistic January one.

Rangers’ luck with injuries this season has been absolutely horrendous, with long, niggly injuries being the order of the day, and only Ianis Hagi actually sustained a genuinely bad injury that was slated from the very start to keep him out for a year. The rest got a little knock, a niggle, a pull, then it just kept going for months.

Unfortunately Lawrence looks the same now and we can only hope to see him back before the Spring if all is purely and holy.

Will Rangers’ injury crisis ever end properly? Probably not, and we’ve never seen anything quite like it. Well, we hadn’t, till Chelsea came along and lost three players in one match.

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