'We will take our time' - Murty details injury update on Rangers star after draw
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has confirmed Gers attacker Josh Windass will be assessed by the club’s medical staff after limping out of the 2-2 draw with Motherwell on Saturday.
The 17-goal star was taken off with ten minutes left of the Fir Park clash and could be a doubt for the upcoming Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final with Celtic.
Murty revealed the Gers will take their time to get to the root of the problem and get the 24-year-old back fit.
“Josh is sore right now, he is in a bit of pain and we are going to assess him and we will take our time to have a look at that,” Murty said, as quoted by the Gers’ official website.
“It is something in his calf I think, it is definitely in his lower limb and I don’t know how it has come about because I was busy trying to sort the shape out.”
Windass has scored 16 of his 17 goals so far this season since Murty took over in October and was rewarded with a new contract by the Gers a few weeks ago.
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The Light Blues face Dundee next weekend before taking on Celtic at Hampden in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Football Insider verdict
A spell out the side could do Windass the world of good after a run of pretty abysmal performances in recent weeks. It’s clear Murty wants to build a team around the 24-year-old but he hasn’t been good enough recently and a spell on the sidelines could give an opportunity to the likes of Jason Cummings or mean Graham Dorrans moves further forward. While nobody wants a serious injury to hit any player, a week out for Windass might just help the former Accrington ace get back to his best.