By Alex Stevens
Martyn Waghorn has taken to Twitter to reveal he will be out for another two weeks after he limped out of Rangers’ Scottish Premiership opener on Saturday.
Waghorn scored the equaliser for Mark Warburton’s side in the 1-1 draw against Hamilton at Ibrox before a hamstring injury forced him out of the action with 10 minutes remaining.
The striker claimed on his personal Twitter account on Thursday morning that scans had showed that the injury was not as severe as it could have been and he will be sidelined for “roughly two weeks”.
Good result, not as bad as it could have been. Roughly 2 weeks out, hard work has begun to come back stronger ?????⚽️ thank u 4 the support!
— Martyn Waghorn (@MWaghorn33) August 11, 2016
Warburton is set to miss Rangers’ next two league fixtures against Dundee and Motherwell, but will be eyeing a return in the Friday night clash against Kilmarnock on 26 August.
Manager Mark Warburton admitted after Rangers’ league opener that it appeared that Waghorn had suffered a muscle strain.
“We will need to see how he is, but it looks like a hamstring injury,” Warburton said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “Martyn is a goalscorer but you don’t want to lose any player to injury.”
Waghorn will be expected to play a leading role in the team as they battle to reclaim their place at the summit of Scottish football after convincingly winning the Scottish Championship last season.
The former Wigan striker had a brilliant debut campaign, scoring 28 goals in 36 matches in all competitions before injury curtailed his season.
The 26-year-old has also started the 2016-17 campaign on fire, with five goals in Rangers’ opening four matches, including four in three League Cup matches.
Supporters were critical of the performance against Hamilton and new signing Niko Kranjcar was targeted on Twitter for his stuttering display.
In other Rangers team news, devastated Josh Windass revealed why he was not in the squad for the Hamilton clash.