Steven Gerrard delivers injury verdict on Borna Barisic after Rangers win v Celtic
Steven Gerrard has crossed his fingers over the injury picked up by Rangers defender Borna Barisic in the 4-1 win over Celtic.
The Croatian international was forced off and replaced by Scott Wright in the Old Firm with what looked like a quad problem at Ibrox.
Calvin Bassey is currently suspended for the Scottish Premiership champions and could leave Gerrard with no clear replacement.
Speaking to the Daily Record this afternoon, Gerrard shared that the upcoming break could help the defender massively.
“It’s a quad issue, there’s certainly some tightness there,” he said.
“He seems a little uncomfortable at the moment so we’ll scan that in the coming days. We’ve got 10 days until the next game, hopefully, that helps.”
In the one position we couldn’t afford anyone to get injured, it happened on the biggest occasion, with left-back looking seriously fragile for now.
The fact that Scott Wright was the one to come off the bench this afternoon proves that there is a lack of options for Gerrard.
With 10 days until that trip to Livingston, we have everything crossed that Barisic can recover from the blow that saw him unable to continue today.
Bassey still has one game left on his suspension, meaning it will be a big change should Barisic miss out, and even a potential switch of system.
Time will tell, but this is one blow the Gers didn’t need with 100 points and an undefeated season still in sight for Gerrard and his men.