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Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn is hit by lengthy injury blow

Published 19/02/2016

Martyn Waghorn
Martyn Waghorn

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn faces up to two months out with the knee injury he suffered at Kilmarnock. The 26-year-old went off immediately after winning and converting a fourth-minute penalty in their Scottish Cup victory on Tuesday.

Waghorn went down on the artificial surface and left Rugby Park on crutches.

He wrote on Twitter: "Gutted to be out for 6/8 weeks, time to work hard, recovery has already started will be back soon fitter and stronger!"

A Rangers statement read: "The knee injury Martyn Waghorn sustained in Tuesday night's Scottish Cup win over Kilmarnock is not as bad as was first feared.

"Martyn suffered the injury in the challenge that saw Rangers win their early penalty and although he recovered enough to score from the spot, he could not continue.

"The initial impact on an unforgiving Rugby Park surface resulted in bruising and lacerations which were immediately visible.

"Thankfully the scan has revealed there will be no need for surgery, although Martyn will be sidelined for a number of weeks."

Waghorn has scored 28 goals for Rangers this season. His replacement, Nicky Clark, hit an injury-time winner.

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