By Danny Wright

Pedro Caixinha has confirmed that Danny Wilson may not return from a knee injury to play in the early part of Rangers’ Europa League campaign next season.

The 25-year-old suffered a knee ligament injury in the 2-1 win over Partick on Sunday but Caixinha is unsure as to how severe it could be.

Either way, the Light Blues will be without Wilson for their remaining three fixtures in the Scottish Premiership but if the injury is bad then it could prove to be a huge blow to Rangers’ chances of progressing in the early rounds of the Europa League, which kicks off in June.

“We just need to wait for Tuesday,” said Caixinha, as quoted by the Herald. “He is going to visit a specialist in London. We will see how it goes.

“He is definitely out until the end of the season. He is not going to play again this season. There’s a possibility he could miss the start of next season.

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“It was something on the knee, ligaments. We know that it is not a tear, but maybe it is a little bit stretched. But, again, until he has seen the specialist we won’t know the full extent.”

Wilson has been in and out of the Rangers squad this season with a number of different injuries but has managed to start the last six games in both the league and Scottish Cup.

A calf strain has kept him sidelined on two separate occasions this season while a ruptured thigh muscle forced him to miss over a month of action in October and November.

The centre-back has managed 27 appearances in all competitions for Gers this season, who secured their spot in the Europa League with the late win over Partick on Sunday.

Caixinha’s squad can mathematically finish in second place but it would take a minor miracle to topple Aberdeen, who just need a point in their last three games to secure the runners-up spot.

In other Rangers news, Charlie Adam has said who he thinks the Glasgow club should sign in the summer.

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