With Rangers confirming yesterday afternoon that Jamie Murphy’s season was now over following the injury he picked up in the game against Kilmarnock, fans were quick to react to that news.
Having joined us last January from Brighton and Hove Albion on a loan spell, that turned permanent over the summer with both clubs already agreeing a fee for his future services and he penned a fresh three year deal with us.
He already has 26 appearances to his name in our shirt, returning six goals and seven of those appearances have come this season. He was stretchered off in the 17th minute of the Scottish League Cup tie against Kilmarnock though having fallen foul of their artificial pitch and it didn’t look good.
Unfortunately, the news was the worst possible for the player as manager Steven Gerrard confirmed he has suffered an anterior Cruciate Ligament issue and the 29-year-old will miss the remainder of this season.
Gerrard’s full words are available by Clicking Here.
So sad. Look forward to him getting back.
— Angeblue (@AngeBlue55) August 22, 2018
Gutted for him.
— Ninja (@NinjaMan54) August 22, 2018
Clubs like @KilmarnockFC should be fined and ordered to compensate teams who lose players due to picking up injuries from their failure to have a professional grade grass pitch… play in the top league, act like it then
— LoganRFC1872 ????????????????????????????????⚪????️ (@j4ff41989) August 22, 2018
@Jamiemurphy89 all the best with the recovery man, it’s hard right now but keep your head up and we will see you next season!
— Nathan (@Nath_RFC) August 22, 2018
Terrible for jamie. Maybe kilmarnock should spend more on their pitch n less on cheerleaders
— Brian (@brianbrad) August 22, 2018
Massive blow to lose Murphy, gutted for him. ????
— Trebor (@Trebor_1872) August 22, 2018
Real shame but now a massive opportunity for young Middleton unless we go out and get another player in
— Peter Adam (@petera1872) August 22, 2018
Terrible news for us, we’ll probably need to sign a replacement who can play on the left wing now.
— abf (@antherblankface) August 22, 2018
Devastated for the lad . Been massive since he came to @rangers
— Rob Keast (@keast_rob) August 22, 2018
Sadly these injuries aren’t rare in the game, but that does mean his rehabilitation work will be carefully laid out as people more than know what they are doing with treatment, he just has to keep his spirits up in the meantime and I’m sure he will.