Smith hopeful on Lafferty
Walter Smith is hopeful Kyle Lafferty's knee and ankle injuries are not as bad as some reports are intimating.
Last Updated: 08/01/09 11:02pm
Rangers manager Walter Smith is hopeful striker Kyle Lafferty's knee and ankle injuries are not as bad as some reports are intimating.
It has been suggested the Northern Ireland international could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after limping out of a practice match against Morton at Murray Park.
Lafferty underwent scans on the knock on Thursday, but Smith is not too worried the striker will spend any great length of time on the sidelines despite the double knock.
"He blocked the ball and hurt his ankle and his knee at the same time so it will take a couple of days for that to settle down," he told the club's official website.
"Hopefully it will not be too bad. He will get a scan today (Thursday) and they will be able to get to the root of the damage.
"But I don't think there is anything there that should keep him out for an awful long time."