Rangers could be handed a potential boost as Jordan Jones’ injury is not thought to be as bad as initially first feared, according to a report by The Daily Record.
The Northern Ireland international picked up a knock to his knee during the ‘horror tackle’ he made against Moritz Bauer in the Old Firm clash against arch-rivals Celtic on Sunday, which ultimately resulted in a red card.
However, a source has revealed to the media outlet that the 24-year-old winger could be back in action for the Gers within the next four to six weeks.
“It’s a huge relief for Jordan who left Ibrox on Sunday on crutches and distraught at the thought of spending a very long time out of the game,” they told the Daily Record.
“But what could have been a disaster for the boy is nowhere near as first feared. He’s been told he could be ready to play again in between four to six weeks which is great news for Jordan and for Rangers in general.
“He let himself down badly at the weekend but Steven Gerrard knows this is a player with something to offer.”
Obviously, the news that Jones’ injury is not as bad as first feared is hugely positive, but it may just be a little better for him than Rangers in the grand scheme of things.
Following the permanent arrival of Ryan Kent from Liverpool on a deal thought to be worth around £7.5m plus the arrivals of Greg Stewart, Sheyi Ojo and Brandon Barker earlier in the summer, as well as the availability of Jamie Murphy, a long period of time on the sidelines could have made his chances of making a difference in Gerrard’s side even harder.
However, the Bears will be delighted that he will not have to be without the Northern Irishman for the four months that had initially been feared as there has been some evidence to suggest he can provide them with an attacking outlet.
Despite the moment of madness at Ibrox at the weekend, the former Kilmarnock winger has had a rather encouraging start for the Light Blues.
Although yet to complete 90 minutes for Rangers, the 24-year-old has managed to make nine appearances across all competitions and has provided his team-mates with two assists – both coming in the Europa League (Transfermarkt).
News that Jones could only be on the sidelines for the next four to six weeks will have been welcomed news by Rangers as it will mean he will be potentially available for their Europa League games against the likes of Feyenoord, BSC Young Boys and Porto in the later stages of the group.
However, with the addition of Kent and all the other options available to Gerrard, his place in the team could be more difficult to come by moving forward.
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