Loads of Rangers fans have been reacting to a major injury update, as it has now been confirmed that Jamie Murphy will miss the remainder of the season.
Steven Gerrard announced the news that no fan wanted to hear on Wednesday, after Murphy picked up a very serious knee injury in the win at Kilmarnock.
The Gers won 3-1 on the artificial pitch courtesy of a perfect hat trick from Alfredo Morelos, but the day was dampened by the injury to Murphy, who left the pitch on a stretcher.
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The boss has now confirmed that it’s an ACL injury, which is expected to keep the 28 year-old out of action for the remainder of the season.
Murphy has become a popular figure at Ibrox since joining on loan in January, a move that was made permanent this summer, and fans are gutted about his injury.
Knee problems in particular can have lasting effects on a player’s explosiveness and athleticism, and loads of fans have been having their say on the setback.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
So sad. Look forward to him getting back.
— Angeblue (@AngeBlue55) August 22, 2018
Clubs like @KilmarnockFC should be fined and ordered to compensate teams who lose players due to picking up injuries from their failure to have a professional grade grass pitch… play in the top league, act like it then
— LoganRFC1872 🏴🔴⚪🔶️ (@j4ff41989) August 22, 2018
@Jamiemurphy89 all the best with the recovery man, it’s hard right now but keep your head up and we will see you next season!
— Nathan (@Nath_RFC) August 22, 2018
Terrible for jamie. Maybe kilmarnock should spend more on their pitch n less on cheerleaders
— Brian (@brianbrad) August 22, 2018
Massive blow to lose Murphy, gutted for him. 💙
— Trebor (@Trebor_1872) August 22, 2018
Real shame but now a massive opportunity for young Middleton unless we go out and get another player in
— Peter Adam (@petera1872) August 22, 2018
Terrible news for us, we’ll probably need to sign a replacement who can play on the left wing now.
— abf (@antherblankface) August 22, 2018
Devastated for the lad . Been massive since he came to @rangers
— Rob Keast (@keast_rob) August 22, 2018
They pitches are going to ruin a career Absoloute joke.
— Scotty T (@ScottyTrfc) August 22, 2018