Rangers defender David Bates requires scan on injured ankle
Last Updated: 13/03/18 5:03pm
Rangers boss Graeme Murty has confirmed David Bates did not suffer a broken ankle in the 3-2 loss to Celtic, but will still undergo a precautionary scan.
It was initially feared the 21-year-old may have suffered a fracture, but the Rangers boss revealed although the injury was nasty, it did not result in a broken ankle.
Murty told RangersTV: "David is going to have a scan on his ankle, he has not broken it.
"It is a freak injury, he steps to the ball and goes to try and make a block and the ball flicks off his shin which takes it out of Wes' grasp and as Rogic has a shot he comes down on David's ankle.
"It looked a nasty one at the time and David is obviously upset but we won't know the extent of it until we have it scanned.
"He is off at the moment with his foot up, he has got a very fat ankle and we are very disappointed for him.
"We are taking our time to make sure we get the assessment done properly and get a proper prognosis and a timescale in due course.
"We don't know how long we have lost him for. We had lost Russell Martin prior to the game too.
"It is difficult when you take someone who has been performing well out of the team but then that is an opportunity for someone else to come in."
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