Aaron Ramsey: Rangers fearful over midfielder's injury - 'it didn't look good'
Amid the glory of defeating Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-finals, Rangers do have an injury concern over one of their key players after Giovanni van Bronckhorst revealed that he is worried about an injury sustained by Aaron Ramsey.
The Welsh internationalist had to be substituted after 41 minutes of Rangers’ 2-1 win over Celtic with a hamstring injury and Van Bronckhorst struck a downbeat note on the condition of the Juventus loanee, who has struggled to string together a run of starts for the club since joining in January.
“He had a problem with his hamstring,” reported Van Bronckhorst. “It didn’t look really good. We will have to assess him, but of course it is a blow for us that he will be out. I don’t know for how long. We just have to assess him on Monday and see where he is.”
As they await further news on Ramsey’s condition, Rangers can now draw breath with a rare free midweek ahead of a Europa League semi-final against RB Leipzig and five cinch Premiership matches, albeit they are six points behind leaders Celtic with a vastly inferior goal difference.
“Of course it has been a terrific week for us winning against Braga and winning today and reaching the cup final,” continued Van Bronckhorst. “The momentum this week has been perfect. We have a lot of games to play in the next few weeks so it gives us a lot of confidence. But in every game you have to start all over again. We are going to use this week to refresh, recover and rest and make sure everyone is ready for the last weeks of the season.”
Van Bronckhorst left the final word to the Rangers support, who basked in the glory of a big win over Celtic.
"If you play in Old Firm games with 50-50 the crowds are amazing, especially our crowd,” added Van Bronckhorst. “We went behind and they pushed us to keep going and try to force the equaliser. You can see the emotion with the winning goal and the whole stand behind the goal celebrating like crazy. But we have to do it again in a month.”