Rangers striker Joe Garner set for shoulder scan
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 10/01/17 4:24pm
Rangers boss Mark Warburton has confirmed that Joe Garner will undergo a scan on his injured shoulder on Wednesday.
The striker was stretchered off just 15 minutes into the 2-1 defeat to Celtic on December 31 after falling awkwardly and dislocating the joint as Kenny Miller opened the scoring at Ibrox and was taken to hospital.
Garner has had to wait for the swelling around his shoulder to ease before having it assessed by medics but could be ruled out for up to three months if surgery is required. However, Warburton says Garner has already shown signs of a speedy recovery.
"Joe has a dislocated shoulder as you saw in the Old Firm game," Warburton told Rangers TV. "He's rugged, Joe, he's robust and our obvious concern is that we have to watch Joe and look after him.
"You always look after the health and welfare of any player but also recognise the way Joe plays the game. He's aggressive, he's all out, and he's fearless in the way he plays.
"He has a scan on Wednesday. We're very hopeful that the way he has recovered dramatically, in terms of the strength he has shown and the movement in the limb already, means we get good news from the scan and it won't be too long to keep him out.
"But we do what's right for Joe Garner so hopefully it will be good news."