New shattering Rangers injury blow, potentially season-ending, must prompt change - report
Today’s report that claims Ross McCrorie has suffered a serious setback in his rehabilitation from injury must prompt action at Rangers.
The report from the reliable Four Lads Had a Dream Rangers blog is terrible for McCrorie and for Rangers.
But it has potentially wider implications too and the danger signs must not be ignored.
McCrorie was due to be cleared by doctors ready for a return to training but the report claims that he hasn’t responded to his injury.
It goes on to say that the player is now at a “critical” point where the best-case scenario is that he’s out for 3-4 weeks, but the worst-case is that he’ll need surgery and could be out for the season.
That’s catastrophic for a player who has only just cemented his place in the Rangers side when it looked like he might be on the way out.
And it’s also terrible news for the club and for Murty who holds the 19-year-old in high regard.
But look wider and you’ll see Graham Dorrans who’s been out since October with an ankle injury, Ryan Jack who might also be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, and Lee Wallace who’s been out since September after a groin operation.
Bruno Alves has been in and out all season and has missed the last five Premiership games with a knee injury.
McCrorie was injured again in the winter training camp in Florida. Jordan Rossiter was injured again at the recent trip to Spain with the development squad.
Of course Rangers could just be suffering from variance and all these injuries are down to bad luck.
But it should at the very least prompt internal questions, with so many players seemingly getting injured on their road to recovery.
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