By Kealan Hughes

3rd May, 2021 | 7:08am

Ian Crocker shares verdict on Borna Barisic injury v Celtic

Rangers had everything their own way against Celtic except the injury to Borna Barisic, which Sky Sports commentator Ian Crocker says is a worry.

The left-back was forced off after seemingly injuring his knee when he played a long ball forward in the 77th minute, and Sky Sports commentator Ian Crocker thinks the injury will be a “major concern”.

Barisic has been ever-present for Gers with 50 appearances this season, and he produced a superb cross to set up Kemar Roofe’s second goal in the game.

Providing commentary for Sky Sports on the game, Crocker said of the injury, “He’s gone down in a heap, it doesn’t look so good.

“That does look a major concern…Borna Barisic has been pivotal to Rangers’ Scottish Premiership success.”

Fingers crossed

Barisic has been bit of an unsung hero this season and we would like to wish him a speedy recovery.

It is never nice to see a player struggling due to injury, with the stretcher brought out at one point to help Barisic off the pitch.

Fortunately, he did not require such assistance and that may be a positive sign that the injury is not as bad as it first appeared.

His compatriot Nikola Katic has not played since March 2020 after damaging his ACL, and we hope Barisic has not incurred a similar problem.

It would be good if he is back fit before the end of the season so he gets a chance to take part in our second batch of title celebrations when we lift the SPFL trophy.

But first and foremost we must take care of his recovery.

We have no need to rush Barisic back quickly as there is little to play for apart from maintaining our invincible record.

In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist and James McFadden blasted the referee over first-half incident in Rangers win v Celtic.