BBC Sportsound pundit Stuart McCall claims Ryan Jack may have suffered a muscle injury in Rangers’ win against Dundee United on Sunday.
Steven Gerrard’s men smashed the Tangerines 4-1 at Ibrox to continue their march towards title number 55 but there was one major blow in the first half when Jack, 28, was substituted off.
The former Aberdeen midfielder was taken off after just 27 minutes but didn’t seem to be in too much discomfort.
As it wasn’t an injury caused by a challenge or another player, ex-Rangers player McCall claimed it was likely to be a muscle injury.
As quoted on BBC Sport’s website during the game, McCall said: “I’m not sure Ryan Jack is injured or if it’s tactical, he wasn’t particuarly limping as he went off. If it is an injury it’s a muscle issue as there wasn’t any challenge on him.”
Praying it’s not bad
Jack has had his fair share of bad luck in terms of injuries this season with the midfielder only recently returning from his last setback.
The Scotland international has made 24 appearances in all competitions this season but has missed another 18 due to injury.
When a player is missing almost half a season with different injury issues, it’s concerning.
We didn’t see what happened to Jack against Dundee United and we await to hear what Gerrard has to say about the midfielder but we’d be shocked if his decision to take him off was a tactical one.
Rangers play so much better when Jack is on the pitch. While we didn’t look great for the first 30 minutes or so against Dundee United on Sunday, it’s rare that Jack’s influence doesn’t help us see out matches in a comprehensive fashion.
We need him back as soon as possible but with him being so injury-prone in recent months, it’s best he isn’t rushed back if there’s anything serious.