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19th Jun, 2018 | 3:57pm

Huge boost as Rangers star gives injury update after long-term absence

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has revealed that he’s back to full fitness after being sidelined with a knee injury that brought his season to a premature end in December.

The Gers ace was forced to undergo surgery earlier this year after a challenge by Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre left him crumpled in a heap after an impressive start to life at Ibrox.

Jack revealed that his knee is “fine” and that all of his rehab work was geared towards returning for pre-season.

“Obviously I got the operation and you’re on crutches for six weeks and doing very little, just sitting about the house and then you start doing exercises in the gym with the physio once you’re off the crutches,” Jack told RangersTV..

“Then that progresses to doing the bike and the treadmill and then the progression from that is getting outside and putting full weight on it.

“My knee’s fine now and all that recovery and work I put in was for getting fit for now.”

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Football Insider verdict:

Jack was a mainstay in the Light Blues starting XI before his injury and his return will surely come as a boost to manager Steven Gerrard ahead of his first season in the hotseat. The Scotland international was a big part of the side before his injury and will probably be in direct competition with Jordan Rossiter for a place in the starting XI. Hopefully, Jack doesn’t get the unfair treatment he received from referee’s last season when he had two red cards rescinded within a few months and picked up another two which were hotly-debated. Getting Jack fit again will almost be like having a new player for the Gers ahead of the new season as the Light Blues look to win their first major trophy since 2011. The Light Blues have lacked leaders recently and the former Aberdeen captain is someone who can help fill that gap for Rangers. 

In other Rangers transfer news, Steven Gerrard has revealed the Gers ‘love’ this Ibrox star.

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