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.
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.