Rangers winger Jamie Murphy ruled out for the season with horror injury
Rangers winger Jamie Murphy has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate ligament injury.
The 28-year-old was stretchered off during the victory over Kilmarnock in the Scottish League Cup last weekend.
Murphy crumpled to the synthetic turf early on in the game, when his left knee appeared to twist and buckle on the artificial grass.
"It's sad news for Jamie," said boss Steven Gerrard.
"I'm bitterly disappointed over it. He will be missing for the remainder of the season. He's got an ACL injury and we got the news we all didn't want.
"He's coming to terms with it now but at the beginning he was upset, as you can understand. He's a player who loves playing the game and he's been excellent for me since day one.
"We are trying to look for the positives out of it now and it's important Jamie does everything he can in terms of his rehab and comes back in the best physical condition he can come back in. We'll give him every bit of support he needs and we will stick with him. He's a very important player for us for many, many years."
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