By Dr Rajpal Brar

28th Sep, 2023 | 12:10pm

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 attacker Rabbi Matondo may require surgery to his knee in the worst-case scenario although that is unlikely, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert believes that Gers are accurate with the timeline that’s been set for the Welshman’s return provided all things go as per plan.

However, in case of any setbacks, he could be out longer, up to three months, and may even require surgery.

Discussing his situation exclusively with Ibrox News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said:

“Based on what the manager Beale said, Matondo took a blow to the outside of the knee and it might be a bad one, an injury to the medial collateral ligament immediately comes to mind.

“This is when the knee is hit from the outside, it can drive it inwards and stress the ligament.

“If that’s the case, the worst case would be a grade 3 rupture which does come with a possibility of surgery, although not common.

“That would be a three-month plus return timeline.

“However, as things stand and without any setback, it will just be around six weeks.”

Matondo picked up an injury in the 1-0 victory over Motherwell on Sunday, 24 September, at Ibrox.

Recently, first-team coach Neil Banfield said that he expects the wide attacker to be out for a month and a half.

The 23-year-old has found himself getting more minutes than imagined this season, making five league appearances and one in the Europa League as well.

In other Rangers news, Alan Shearer has delivered a claim on Gers’ Europa League campaign after what Gary Lineker said recently.