Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has delivered an update on Jermain Defoe’s injury sustained in the Gers’ 2-0 home victory over Ross County, as per BBC Sport.
The 37-year-old is expected to be out of the game for two to four weeks due to the calf injury he picked up in the last game.
The experienced Rangers striker was stretchered off the field in the second half, but later his manager admitted the injury is not as bad as he first feared.
“If it’s more than two or three weeks it might affect what we do in the next couple of days,” he told the media.
“I’m concerned but I don’t think it’s as bad as going off on a stretcher suggests.
“He’s up on his feet and walking about but he’ll be scanned in the next 24 hours.
“Could we look to bring in fresh cover? Possibly. I haven’t spoken to Ross Wilson about that situation yet. We have a couple of things brewing besides that.”
The Rangers centre forward was directly involved in both of his team’s goals, but he pulled up just after the hour mark and Gerrard replaced him by midfielder Joe Aribo.
Defoe’s injury means that the Liverpool legend has only Alfredo Morelos as a quality first-team striker, which is why he conceded that the forward’s injury could affect the club’s transfer plans for the rest of the window.
Rangers are in a battle for the Scottish top flight title this season with champions Celtic, with the Ibrox giants five points adrift of the current leaders after a loss to Hearts last weekend.