Rangers face anxious wait to discover latest extent of Ryan Jack injury

Rangers coach Giovanni Van Bronckhorst is waiting to discover more about the nature and severity of Ryan Jack’s latest injury.

The midfielder has made three substitute appearances recently after returning from a calf problem that required surgery and has kept him out of action since February.

Van Bronckhorst had hoped to give the 29-year-old more game time in the future Europa League rubber dies at Lyon but Scotland internationals have gathered in final practice and will miss the trip to Tynecastle to play Hearts in the cinch Premier League on Sunday.

The Dutchman said: “I don’t know if it’s the same injury.

“The last training session against Lyon, at the end of the game he had a problem so we are still diagnosing the problem and when we know more we can know what injury he has.

“But he won’t be available on Sunday and hopefully he’ll join us soon, because he’s working hard.

“Of course he hasn’t had a lot of game time in the last few months because of injury so for him personally it’s not a good time and also for us as a club because we do not have Ryan Jack available for games. “

After a reliable 1-1 draw with Group A champions Lyon having denied the French club six group stage wins, Van Bronckhorst will prepare the league leaders for Tynecastle’s challenge against the team. third-placed Jambos, who won a 1-1 draw at Ibrox in October.

“We approached it like we always do with any opponent, watching a lot of team footage, preparing the team well on the ball and also defending,” the former Rangers midfielder revealed. Kemar Roofe is a doubt and will be evaluated.

“We expect a very difficult game but I am sure that my players will be prepared to face this challenge.

“Hearts preparation will be different from Livingston or Lyon so my players have to be really sharp in team meetings and training sessions to get ready for the game and execute the game plan.

“We have to have a good overall strength and stay ahead of our game to have a good result on Sunday.” Rangers face anxious wait to discover latest extent of Ryan Jack injury


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