Steven Gerrard has provided an injury update on Rangers winger Ryan Kent…
The Light Blues manager has confirmed that the 24-year-old will be out for three to four weeks with his hamstring injury, although that could change depending on how his rehabilitation goes.
Kent hobbled off in the 2-0 defeat to Lyon in the Europa League the week before last and Gerrard has revealed that the winger could now be out for up to a month.
He told Rangers’ official Twitter channel: “Ryan Kent’s return will be roughly 3-4 weeks but that will depend a lot on the rehab process.”
Rangers fans will surely be gutted with this news as Kent is a crucial player for the club and could now miss a number of matches.
If he is out for exactly one month from today, he will be watching on from the sidelines for four Premiership matches and two Europa League games, having already missed one league match and the League Cup win over Livingston since sustaining the knock.
This means that he could be absent for eight games in total by the team he returns to action, which is a decent chunk of the campaign, and that is why fans will be gutted by this news. Losing a key figure for this long could have an impact on results, unless Kent’s team-mates are able to fill the void left by his convalescence.
Ex-Rangers marksman Kris Boyd once lauded the 24-year-old as “phenomenal” and praised the way he controls the ball.
He said: “There’s Ryan Kent who is phenomenal – he gets you off your seat. His numbers have increased season after season. Even if the team are not at the level we saw at the start of the campaign, he is still a threat. He is so comfortable with the ball – it is like has superglue in his boots!”
Last season, Kent produced 10 goals and nine assists in 36 Premiership starts for Rangers. This shows that he has the quality to make an impact in the final third at this level on a consistent basis, which is why Gerrard will miss him badly in the coming weeks.
He is a player who can get fans off their seats with his direct style of play, as he works hard to create chances for himself and others. Therefore, Gers fans must be gutted that the wing wizard could be out for another six matches.