Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans suffered another injury blow to add to his list of problems in his debut season at Ibrox – after limping out of the 1-1 draw with Aberdeen with suspected knee ligament damage.
Dorrans has only recently returned to the side after six months out with an ankle problem – and the Gers will need to splash out in the summer and replace the injury-hit 31-year-old if his injury is as bad as it is feared could be.
The boyhood Gers fans moved north last summer from Norwich and it was hoped he would be an integral part of the side but has never really got going so far.
If Dorrans’ injury is as bad as feared he could be out of action for another six months and leave the Ibrox giants short on numbers and quality in the middle of the park going into Steven Gerrard’s first campaign in charge.
With Jordan Rossiter and Ryan Jack returning from long-term injuries it only really leaves Greg Docherty and Ross McCrorie as fit central midfielders who are likely to still be at Ibrox next season.
Another long spell on the sidelines for first teamer Dorrans could be the beginning of the end of his top-flight career as injuries catch up with the midfielder and the Light Blues will need to act this summer to make sure they aren’t caught out if that proves to be the case.