Steven Gerrard admits Rangers relief after Ryan Jack injury scare

Steven Gerrard has breathed a sigh of relief after being told Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack is only set to be ruled out for a fortnight.

Rangers' Ryan Jack leaves the field as manager Steven Gerrard watches on during a Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox on February 21, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group)

The Ibrox boss is already without James Tavernier and Kemar Roofe who both pulled up with injuries in last week’s manic 4-3 win over Royal Antwerp in the Europa League.

Concerns mounted as the Scotland ace suffered a recurrence of an old calf injury, limping off midway through the first half against Dundee United on Sunday.

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But Gerrard said: "With Jacko we've had more positive news on the scan. There's not very much muscle damage in there.

"There's no muscle tear but there's been a small bleed that we're going to have to protect so he'll be a couple of weeks, but it's definitely on the positive side rather than the negative."

The midfielder faces a similar spell on the sidelines as captain Tavernier and striker Roofe who are both expected to miss the next two to three weeks.

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