Injury expert: Ryan Kent could be out for two months in shattering Rangers blow
Ryan Kent could be out for two months – or even longer – if he is rushed back from injury too soon by Rangers.
That is according to injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine as well as data analysis.
Kent, 24, came off during the second-half of Rangers’ 2-0 Europa League defeat to Lyon last Thursday and missed the subsequent Scottish Premiership clash against Motherwell.
Kent underwent a scan on his injured hamstring last Friday and Steven Gerrard has predicted he could be sidelined until after the next international break.
Dinnery explained that an absence of up to four weeks could easily turn into one of two months or more if the winger returns to action too soon.
“What I would say about Ryan and hamstring injuries in general, because of the risks accosiated with coming back from those types of knocks, you don’t want to push them too hard,” Dinnery told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“Being out for three to four weeks can easily turn into eight or potentially even longer.
“The international break provides an opportunity for players to avoid rushing back.
“As always, when talking about the pressures of the game, players want to be back as soon as possible, managers want them back as soon as possible.
“The international break is a buffer zone. It’s an opportunity to forget about playing.
“‘Let’s just go through the rehab process at a nice pace, we don’t have to rush. We want to make sure the player can go out there in prime condition and stay fit for the rest of the season’.”
Kent has made nine appearances for Rangers this season but has yet to score although he has supplied four assists.