An update has emerged on Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack, regarding his current injury situation at Ibrox.
The Rangers central midfielder has posted a promising injury update on social media, sharing an image of his boots covered in mud.
He posted the image on his Instagram story, via Ibrox News, earlier this week with the caption “Nothing feels better than this”, with his muddied boots on the floor of what appears to be the dressing room.
Rangers fans will surely be buzzing with this fresh update from Jack. His last competitive appearance for the club came back in February of this year, with a calf injury keeping him out of action ever since.
This Instagram post, however, suggests that he is closing in on a return to first-team action as it indicates that he is back out on the grass doing work. Although, it remains to be seen whether he is doing individual training with a fitness coach or taking part in sections of team training with a view to a full return in the coming weeks.
After eight months out, it will not be an instant return for the midfielder. Steven Gerrard will need to ease him back into the flow of things as to not aggravate the injury and cause further problems and setbacks. This means that it could still be a while before fans see him in regular action, although cameo appearances in the Premiership and Europa League could aid his fitness.
Regardless of that, supporters will surely be delighted to see that he is making progress on his recovery. The long-serving midfielder is a quality option for Gerrard to call upon when fit and the fans will be buzzing for him to be back as he bolsters the squad.
Back in 2019, Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister was effusive in his praise of the midfielder, saying: “For me, he has been unbelievable from day one.
“He has improved no-end, and you are seeing a midfield player gathering loads of information, experience and being given a bit of responsibility he’s maybe not had in the past.”
Jack lived up to this praise with his form in the 2020/21 campaign. In 19 appearances in the Premiership, Jack averaged a sublime SofaScore rating of 7.14 as he made 2.2 tackles and interceptions per game and completed 90% of his passes.
The midfield beast also averaged a score of 7.05 in four Europa League matches. This shows that he has the ability to come back into the side and make an impact in the middle of the park, both domestically and in Europe, which is why Gerrard and the fans will be over the moon with this fresh update on his road to recovery.