Injury expert: This is when Ryan Jack will make Rangers comeback after update
Ryan Jack could make his long-awaited Rangers comeback in November.
So says injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard revealed Jack would return to the training pitch “any day now”, as quoted by the Glasgow Times on 24 September.
The defensive midfielder, 29, has been absent with a calf injury since February.
Dinnery predicted that the former Aberdeen man could return to first-team action in four weeks.
“For reference, your typical pre-season training programme is four to six weeks,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“Some players might have a slightly condensed version of that. How players are integrated back into the team may vary slightly.
“Some players are not ready to return but are doing part of their rehab and recovery in a closed-game environment.
“They are ticking off their last boxes in the recovery process in internal matches. That might hasten that recovery period.
“But for someone who has been out for eight months, I’d expect him to be involved in behind-closed-doors games in maybe two or three weeks time.
“That might be with a view of being involved with the first team in four weeks time.
“It is always difficult with long-term injuries. It’s never a straight, smooth road to recovery. There are always niggles and setbacks on the way.
“It’s important these players are managed right. If there is the slightest concern, you need to take a step back, recalibrate and move forward.”