Rangers winger Jamie Murphy has been ruled out for the rest of the season after damaging his knee ligaments.
The 28-year-old ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s 3-1 League Cup win at Kilmarnock and the player has now sent out a message to the fans on social media.
The Rangers player tweeted: “Looks like I’m going to be out for a while, lucky I have these 3 to keep me busy ? Thanks everyone for your well wishes and continued support, I will be back!”.
Manager Steven Gerrard criticised the use of artificial turf and blamed it for Murphy’s injury. He also revealed that the player will receive all the help he needs from the club during his recovery period.
It will be interesting to see whether the Scottish outfit decide to bring in a cover for Murphy now. The transfer window is still open for another week and a loan signing could be on the cards.
Earlier in the week, some Rangers fans urged Gerrard to give youngster Glenn Middleton a chance. The former Liverpool coach has Ryan Kent as his disposal as well.
Here is how the Rangers fans reacted to Jamie Murphy’s tweet.
?? We can’t wait to watch you scoring at Ibrox once again. pic.twitter.com/Ifu6s2oF6G
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 22, 2018
All the best Jamie you will be back for 56
— ian c (@coliane) August 22, 2018
Really sorry to hear you’ve got such a bad one, Murph. Was watching and could tell straight away that something wasn’t right, given ol’ snake hips normally bounces straight back up. Long road ahead, but you’ll be back better than ever. Take care! ??
— Alan Burrows (@Alan_Burrows) August 22, 2018
All the best for a speedy successful recovery mate??
— Jordan young (@joskyn100) August 22, 2018
Speedy recovery mate, take it easy and enjoy your time with the family.
Those pitches definitely need to go!
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) August 22, 2018
All the best with the recovery murph I’m sure you’ll come back even stronger ??
— David templeton (@dtemps16) August 22, 2018
Good Luck in your recovery Jamie ?⚪️?
— Colin Stewart (@RFC_Colin) August 22, 2018
All the best with your recovery Jamie, If you fancy a game of cards big Marvin Compper said give him a shout
— Jurgen Doonagane (@paulc9305) August 22, 2018
Rest up and look after yourself Jamie. You’ll be a big miss for us this season but sure you’ll come back stronger than ever. Made a huge impact for us when you came in and was delighted for you when it became permanent. Good luck mate ????⚪️?
— Gavin Wright (@gingstertrippin) August 22, 2018
Chin up bud. All the best!
— Frankie (@GersnetOnline) August 22, 2018
Stay strong big man. ?. Keep believing & supporting the ? #letsgo
— Bo’ness True Blues (@bonesstrueblues) August 22, 2018
Absolutely gutted for you mate. Here’s to a full & speedy recovery and seeing you back fully fit tearing it up for Rangers ?⚪️???
— Wilf Marshall (@Wilf1872) August 22, 2018