Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes Ryan Kent could be out for a number of weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in the 3-1 win against Livingston yesterday.
The £6.5m signing made his first appearance for the club following his permanent move from Liverpool but had to be taken off after 41 minutes with the problem. Asked about the injury after the game, Gerrard said Kent will need some time to recover:
“We’ll assess it in the coming days but I predict he’ll be out for the next few weeks. Hamstring injuries are not days, unfortunately, they normally take a minimum of a couple of weeks.”
It was a risk starting Kent considering the 22-year-old had not played for well over a month, and he’s not featured in a competitive game at senior level since May.
Even so, he is an important player for Rangers and introducing him back into the side was likely designed to give both the team and fans the boost they needed after the defeat in the Old Firm derby last time out.
The loss of Kent will certainly be a blow and Gers supporters will be hoping that he makes a speedy recovery.