Rangers manager Graeme Murty has given an update on Ryan Jack’s injury after the Rangers midfielder was stretchered off in the 2-0 win over Motherwell on Wednesday night.
Jack was the victim of a horror challenge from Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre which caused serious concerns that the midfield mainstay could be set for an extended period of time.
The Motherwell defender dragged his studs down Jack’s leg before appearing to stamp on his knee and leaving Jack fearing the worst and requiring lengthy treatment on the pitch before finally being stretchered off.
Murty confirmed the 25-year-old would be looked at later on Thursday to assess the damage to his knee after leaving Ibrox in a brace after the game.
However the Ibrox boss confirmed that he is a race for fitness to be ready for the clash with Celtic.
“Looking at the manner of the injury and his departure from the pitch he’d be a doubt for Saturday,” Murty said as quoted by BBC Scotland.
“He’s in a bit of pain and discomfort. He’s in a brace at the moment and we’ll assess him [on Thursday].
“He’s a hardy guy and if there is any chance of him being involved he’ll be desperate to try and make the team.”
Murty’s side travel across Glasgow on Saturday to take on their bitter rivals Celtic and are already missing Graham Dorrans, Jordan Rossiter, Kenny Miller and Lee Wallace through injury.
Jack has only just returned to the side after completing a three-match ban after being sent-off against Aberdeen at Pittodrie last month.
The win over Motherwell sees Rangers close the gap to leaders Celtic to 11 points at the top of the Scottish Premiership table ahead of the second Old Firm clash of the season.
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