Niko Kranjcar eyes long-term Rangers stay after injury setback
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 09/01/17 3:20pm
Niko Kranjcar admits it would have been easy for him to quit football after suffering a serious knee injury but has vowed to return stronger for Rangers.
The former Tottenham midfielder was ruled out for the rest of the season after sustaining a cruciate ligament injury in training in October.
Kranjcar's injury came just as he was beginning to find fitness after moving to Ibrox in the summer from New York Cosmos and was starting to play an integral role in Mark Warburton's side, but the 32-year-old wants to stay at Rangers for another few seasons after he completes his rehabilitation.
"It's always difficult when you get hurt, especially because I was really enjoying it," he told the Daily Record.
"It gave me a shake, but the injury did not throw me into the pit of despair. Something in my head said, 'don't give up'.
"Of course it would have been easy for me to end my career, because this is the most serious injury I have ever had as a footballer. But I am hoping I will be back within six months.
"And I am convinced that, if I continue my rehabilitation, I still have a few good seasons left for me at Rangers."