By Dr Rajpal Brar

18th Oct, 2023 | 6:10pm

Injury Expert issues Todd Cantwell claim ahead of Rangers v Hibs

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 Todd Cantwell was out with a ligament injury which was understood to be quite serious, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims that it’s more than just a Grade 1 tear and it could even be a Grade 2 which aligns with how much time he’s been ruled out.

However, he told The Beautiful Game Podcast that he aims to return right after the international break and be available for the next game.

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

My reading into it is that it’s not a simple knock and probably worse than just a Grade 1 ligament tear and it could be a Grade 2.

Based on club commentary, sounds like he would miss up to a month which aligns with a late October return.

Now, seeing him being bullish about his fitness, means there’s a great chance he’s available for the game this weekend.

The 25-year-old moved to Ibrox in the January transfer window and had an instant impact at his new club.

In 16 league games, he scored six goals and provided four assists and was undoubtedly one of the first names on the team sheet.

However, in four league matches this term, Cantwell’s struggled to make too much of an impression.

It remains to be seen what Philippe Clement’s plans are for the 25-year-old Englishman.

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.