Glasgow Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter must now be considered as ‘Mr Unlucky’, after being ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with a serious injury.
The Liverpool-born battler was sent out on loan to Fleetwood Town for the season to enable him to get over his recurring injuries and get more time on the pitch.
After working his way back to fitness, Rossiter had a very successful loan deal with Bury in the second half of last season, and has been outstanding at Fleetwood.
Last Saturday, Rossiter limped off near the end of a 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers and it looks as though he could be out for the season.
He certainly won’t be back for Joey Barton’s League One side anytime soon.
The Lancashire club will sorely miss him, as the versatile midfielder was becoming a real star player, due to his consistent form.
To add to Rossiter’s bad luck, his Rangers contract expires in the summer.
How does the Ibrox club deal with this unfortunate situation, after he sustained another long-term-injury?
After his scan, it was announced that he sustained a bad knee ligament injury during the Tranmere match, which will take months to recover properly.
It’s the latest in a long line of injury blows for the highly-rated Liverpudlian, whose career has been decimated by setbacks.
Rossiter joined the Ibrox side in 2016 under Mark Warburton but has played less than 500 minutes of Premiership football in the three years.
The injury comes just as it looked as though Rossiter had finally left his serious injuries behind.
The midfielder has only made ten league appearances for Rangers since joining in 2016, mainly due to chronic calf issues – and now this for the Gers’ Mr Unlucky.