By Dr Rajpal Brar

17th Oct, 2023 | 6:10pm

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Rangers attacker Zak Lovelace may not return to the first team again in 2023 due to a hamstring injury, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert witnessed the incident as the 17-year-old had to be wheeled off in the 3-0 win against St Mirren before the international break.

This was his first-ever senior start and unfortunately, the teenager could play just 40 minutes after being withdrawn with a hamstring injury.

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

This looks to be a hamstring injury.

The best case would just be tightness and not missing much time.

The worst case would be a Grade 4 full rupture with surgery required in which case he’s missing over three months.

“This likely keeps him out of training for the rest of the year.

Lovelace would undoubtedly be fuming as he was handed a glorious opportunity to show he’s ready to become a regular in the first-team matchday squad.

He did look sharp and had his moments to shine, but could not even last a full half and now faces potentially being out until the end of the year.

New manager Philippe Clement will certainly have been made aware about his condition and it remains to be seen what the latest is.

The good news for Gers is that they’ve got Danilo back in training so he could be in contention to play against Hibs.

In other Rangers news, a BBC pundit has claimed that a Gers first-team player will jump at the chance to leave Ibrox as a transfer story has emerged recently.