Jon Flanagan may have handed Rangers a rather damaging injury blow after it was revealed he had needed to go under the knife.
It is said Flanagan will have an anxious wait on his hands as it is not yet known how long he could be forced to spend on the sidelines.
Flanagan’s latest setback could become a rather big blow for Steven Gerrard and Rangers as the defender appears to have started the current campaign in some solid form.
The manager singled him out as the only player that could hold his head high after their disappointing Old Firm defeat to Celtic prior to the international break, whilst the 26-year-old also appears to have kept the likes of Borna Barisic and Andy Halliday at bay with five appearances so far (Transfermarkt) – despite not being a naturalised left-back.
Although the two aforementioned names are suitable options available to provide the Bears with the cover they will need in his absence, there will be a hope that the former Liverpool man is not on the sidelines for too long – especially with tough Europa League clashes against Feyenoord, BSC Young Boys and Porto all to come.
Flanagan impressed in the first-leg encounter against Legia Warsaw to help the Scottish Premiership outfit get to where they are now, with Ibrox Noise stating he was ‘colossal’, whilst Rangers News stated he put in one of his ‘best performances in a Rangers shirt’.
Flanagan’s latest injury could be a massive blow for Rangers as he appears to have become an integral member of Gerrard’s side this season.
There will be an obvious hope that he is not on the sidelines for too long with a number of important games coming up, although the international break may help to ease his absence just a little further.
It will certainly be an anxious wait at Ibrox for everyone concerned.
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