Rangers fans are worrying on Twitter after Steven Gerrard confirmed Ryan Jack’s spell on the sidelines is likely to extend past this weekend.
On Friday, Gerrard was quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account as saying that the 28-year-old is “unlikely to be available” for the Scottish Premiership clash against Ross County in Dingwall on Sunday.
Jack has missed the Gers’ last three matches against Benfica, Falkirk and Standard Liege due to his injury, which was brought on after the recent international break.
The midfielder managed to play 56 minutes of the win over Aberdeen in the first match after his international duty with Scotland ended but it looks as though he might have been carrying something in that game.
One Rangers fans have questioned what Steve Clarke has been doing to Jack on international duty while another has suggested the Light Blues star should considering quitting Scotland for good.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
What the hell does Clarke do to him?! Isn't this the third time?
— David Mcvicar (@davidmcvicar42) December 4, 2020
Hes slowly becoming rossiter now ain't he
— Scott (@scottfraser1972) December 4, 2020
You promised us he’d be okay 😩
— sam (@smcg72_) December 4, 2020
Ryan Jack always seems to be out for weeks with any injury he picks up. Frustrating for him and the manager I’d imagine. Hopefully he’s back before long!
— Kirst 🪐 (@kirsten93_) December 4, 2020
Aye I think so, getting worried with these issues Ryan Jack is having. Was just coming on to a game as well. Kamara more than able to do that role though.
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) December 4, 2020
I think if Jack wants to have a long career he will need to assess his Scotland commitments after the Euros, as sad as it is to say. He is too big a player for us for us to lose him every time he goes away on Scotland duty.
— M (@RoyalBlue1872) December 4, 2020
Just promise us he's OK for the midweek. We missed him yesterday big time and we might be through but having him in the last game of the group could help us to top it.
— KyleRC (@kyleRC_) December 4, 2020
Jack is only 28-years-old and with the European Championships coming up next summer, there’s absolutely zero chance of him retiring from international duty.
However, the midfielder has had a couple of injury setbacks after playing for Scotland this season.
Jack is an injury-prone player though.
He’s had one serious knee injury in his time at Ibrox and since then had a series of niggling issues that rule him out for a few games at a time.
Playing for Scotland doesn’t help, especially when countries have had three matches to play at time this season in international breaks.
Hopefully by the time the fixture schedule eases out in the New Year, Jack will get back into full flow and be available almost every week.
In other Rangers news, Kenny Miller sent a message to this Gers ace after the win over Standard Liege on Thursday.