By Dr Rajpal Brar

31st Oct, 2023 | 8:10pm

Injury Expert moots surgery as update emerges on Rangers midfielder Nicolas Raskin

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Rangers midfielder Nicolas Raskin may even require surgery on his ankle in case it’s unstable, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims if that’s the case then he could see a layoff of three months which will be a major blow to Philippe Clement.

The Belgian midfielder went down in the 2-1 win v Hearts over the weekend and had to be stretchered off.

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

“I wasn’t able to find clear images of the injury but the worst case scenario with ankle sprains is typically a high ankle sprain in which case you’re looking at a minimum of three to four weeks out.

If the ankle is unstable and requires surgery, that balloons to over three months out.

“Right now, all Clement is saying is that he hopes for it to be short term and we’ll probably know more in the coming days.

Raskin moved to Ibrox on transfer deadline day in the January transfer window from Standard Liege.

The midfielder was linked to Rangers for a while and the move finally materialised with him adapting well to life in Scotland.

Missing him for three months may throw a spanner in the works to Clement’s plans, given that Raskin has been a regular in his team thus far.

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.