Lee Hodson has made his return to Rangers way ahead of schedule, although it appears to have been under some unfortunate circumstances.
The defender, who had been on loan at St. Mirren since the summer, picked up an ankle injury during their 4-0 defeat to Celtic.
The Northern Ireland international needed to be stretched off following the collision with Ryan Christie and his manager has revealed he has returned to Ibrox for treatment.
Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Oran Kearney admitted that it could be a blow to his side’s chances of remaining in the Scottish Premiership.
“Lee is back at Rangers now and won’t be available again for at least eight to ten weeks,” he said.
“It was a bad one at the time and it was only the fact he had a strapping on his ankle that saved him from more damage.
“He’s got away with it, all things considered, even though he’s still going to miss ten to 12 weeks.
“Lee had been playing well at the time and his versatility will be a miss as he was able to fill in on a number of positions.”
The news will come as a blow to Hodson, whose future at Rangers does not exactly look bright either.
The defender is out of contract in the summer and will have fallen further out of Steven Gerrard’s plans following the arrival of Matt Polster in the winter transfer window.
Now with the possibility of looking to spend the rest of the season on the sidelines with the ankle injury, Hodson may have had his chances of finding a new club in the summer a little harder.
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