Two more injuries as Rangers’ medical staff get busy

Two more injuries as Rangers’ medical staff get busy
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 13: Zak Lovelace of Rangers FC is seen during the team's victory during the Cinch Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 13, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The injuries continue to pile up for Rangers after both Zak Lovelace and Ryan Jack were confirmed unavailable for some time following recent knocks in action.

Lovelace, after a bright start in Paisley, pulled an apparent hamstring and had to be stretchered off, while Jack sustained a blow v Aberdeen and is now out of Scotland’s international break this fortnight.

It means yet more injuries on the growing pile at Ibrox, which looks something like this:

Ryan Jack, Tom Lawrence, Todd Cantwell, Rabbi Matondo, Kieran Dowell, Zak Lovelace and Danilo, with Ridvan and Kemar Roofe always ongoing injury concerns.

While the epic numbers of recent (it was veering towards 10 bodies at one point) aren’t quite there, for every one that comes back another one is lost to injury instead and Rangers’ injury crisis of last autumn has indeed started repeating itself this year in exactly the same manner.

The only small mercy is there are no major defensive injuries, because losing the backline would make things even worse than they currently are.

Rangers’ squad is threadbare again – 6 to 7 major injuries at the moment with another two potentially breaking down as well – it’s far from ideal and thins the options from the bench considerably.

But it’s the hand Rangers are being dealt again, so it is what it is.

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