By Dr Rajpal Brar

9th Sep, 2023 | 7:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the injury situation at Rangers...

Rangers midfielder Kieran Dowell is expected to miss the game against St Johnstone on 16 September, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims that it could be a knee abrasion keeping him out and the 55-time champions may not want to rush him back to action.

The 22-year-old last played in the 2-2 draw against PSV in the Champions League qualifier but featured for just nine minutes.

Discussing his situation exclusively with Ibrox News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said, “Not much information is available on this but based on it being a slight problem, perhaps a knee abrasion, my educated guess is he’s having some swelling and discomfort in that knee which requires a more gradual return and thus more time needed.

It’s very likely he will miss the next few games.

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Rangers will put a huge amount of importance on easing him back carefully to risk any re-injury.

Dowell is a new signing at Ibrox and like many incomings, is struggling to find his feet at his new club.

Michael Beale has a massive job on his hands, not only to pick his best eleven but to imprint a proper footballing philosophy.

Dowell has shown his quality in the past but he arrives at Rangers with a clean slate and he’s got to prove himself again at Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton delivers a brutally honest verdict over Michael Beale post the Celtic loss.