Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is preparing for confirmation that Ryan Kent could be out for several weeks with a hamstring injury.
The Gers striker came out during the second half of a 2-0 loss to Lyon in the opening match of the Europa League Group in Ibrox on Thursday night.
Gerrard also revealed that forward Alfredo Morelos is a doubt for Sunday’s Premiership clash with Motherwell at Ibrox on Sunday.
Gerrard said: “We certainly have a problem with Ryan Kent, he will be sent in for a scan probably in the late afternoon or early evening, but obviously he will be out for the weekend.”
“If the doctor’s prediction is correct, he could miss a few weeks, but we will know more tonight.
“Ryan rested on the international break, trained well for the week. I don’t think he’s been carrying any problems that are getting worse, this is just an isolated incident.
“You could clearly see that he stopped with something, hopefully it’s not as bad as it seemed.
“The good thing is, if it is a hamstring injury, which could be three to four weeks, which is normally, we have an international break in that period to try to prepare it, but I think it will definitely be missing for a while, a few weeks if the doctor’s prediction is correct.
“We also have Alfredo Morelos with a slightly tight hamstring, not at the level of Ryan Kent, but we could send him for a photo as well to be sure of that. So Alfredo is also a doubt.”
Gerrard knows he doesn’t have time to think about Thursday’s European disappointment as they look to retain top spot in the league on the day the 55th Premiership flag is unfurled.
He said, “We put in a lot of effort in the game last night with no reward.
“So it’s about picking up the guys and getting them back because Motherwell’s game comes pretty fast.
“We’ll see who’s available, we’ll train the guys that didn’t participate, and then we’ll get into the Motherwell game tactically tomorrow.
“So it happens pretty fast, the games are intense and fast, I think it’s three games in six days, so we don’t have time to think, we have to move pretty fast.”
Gerrard believes that due to Covid-19 issues and injuries, team depth will be even more vital this season.
He said, “You have to wait almost until the last minute before you can confirm a team.”
“We are still training a couple of times a week and with the injuries we have at the moment it is very difficult to find that rhythm and established team that I am looking for.
“So I think the squad, even more than the three previous years, is going to be more important at the end of the season because it seems like the team is going to change a lot more and that is not going to be the case.” until rotation, it will also depend on Covid and injury issues. “