Rangers confirm star striker suffers ACL injury in pre-season

Scotland and Rangers star Jane Ross will face a lengthly spell on the sidelines, the club have confirmed.

Rangers confirmed the unfortunate news last night, stating that the striker had ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament during their 3-0 pre-season win at Spartans last week.

The experienced 32-year-old international joined the club last summer and played a vital role as the Gers’ enjoyed an unbeaten season to lift their first ever Scottish Women’s Premier League title.

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Ross was seen on crutches and a knee brace as Rangers lifted the City of Glasgow Women's Cup against rivals Celtic yesterday, thanks to goals from Sam Kerr and an own goal from the Hoops, with the club confirming the blow shortly afterwards.

Posting on their social media page, they club said: “Rangers can confirm Jane Ross will undergo surgery after rupturing her ACL in our recent pre-season friendly against Spartans.

“Wishing Jane all the best in her recovery.”

Capped 145 times by Scotland, Ross formed part of the Scotland squad that sealed a World Cup play off spot last month, with a 4-0 victory over Ukraine 4-0. She would have been expected to be involved in Pedro Martinez Losa’s squad for the upcoming games against the Netherlands and Faroe Islands.

The former Manchester United striker admitted she was “gutted” at the news of her injury, but vowed to be “ready for the challenge” via a post on her personal Twitter account.

Jane Ross suffered the injury in a pre-season with over Spartans last week. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

Rangers will start the defence of their title with a visit from newly promoted Glasgow Women on August 7.