August 22, 2018 / 1:07 PM / a month ago

Rangers forward Murphy ruled out for rest of season

(Reuters) - Rangers winger Jamie Murphy will miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury, manager Steven Gerrard said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Rangers' Jamie Murphy at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Britain - April 29, 2018. Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

The 28-year-old Scotland international was carried off in Sunday’s 3-1 Scottish League Cup win over Kilmarnock, prompting Gerrard to criticise the use of a synthetic pitch at Rugby Park.

Gerrard said Rangers will do every thing they can to support Murphy in his recovery.

“Jamie has been excellent for me since day one,” Gerrard told a news conference.

“We are trying to help him in every way we can to give him all the support he needs as he is a huge player for us.

“The important thing now is the player and his care and we will ensure he sees the experts and support him along his recovery.”

Rangers next face Russian side Ufa in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying playoff at Ibrox on Thursday.

Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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