Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Ryan Kent is expected to miss at least a few weeks with a hamstring injury he picked up in the 2-0 defeat to Lyon on Thursday night.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference yesterday, ahead of the game against Motherwell, Gerrard said that while the 24-year-old had not yet had a scan, the initial prognosis from the club’s medical team was not promising:
“If the doctor’s prediction is right, he could miss a few weeks, but we will know more this evening.”
Supporters on Twitter had a mixed reaction to the news, with some not as disappointed as others due to the fact they feel Kent has been performing pretty poorly recently:
Not as bad as I first thought for Kent, hopefully give game time to Wright and Fashion this weekend, giving them 20 minutes is not enough to see what they’re capable of.
— 🇬🇧Not Easily Offended🇬🇧 (@Rangers4life_) September 17, 2021
kents been missing for months anyway
— jake halliday (@jakehalliday15) September 17, 2021
Not good to see but it’s refreshing knowing we have suitable backup! Wright can most certainly slot in.
— Alfie’s Jukebox (@snus_hiddink) September 17, 2021
Scott Wright surely. Aribo in attacking midfield.
— Billy Austin (@bryce9a) September 17, 2021
Could be a blessing in disguise, the guys that came on looked hungrier last night. Squad is getting stale, needs freshening up
— Cheerio 10iar (@hwfg55) September 17, 2021
Great players for us but maybe gives Sakala and Wright a chance of a few starts and get a bit of momentum behind them
— Barrabing (@barrrrabing) September 17, 2021
— Mo (@craig_mo5) September 17, 2021
Things happen… It’s how you respond to them that matters.
— who moi? (@jxycon) September 17, 2021
Despite Kent’s struggles in the opening weeks of the season, it will still be a blow to lose one of the Gers’ key playmakers for a pretty lengthy period of time.
As some fans have mentioned, it will be hoped that the likes of Scott Wright and Fashion Sakala can step up in Kent’s absence and make a case for themselves to be regular starters.