Rangers skipper Lee McCulloch considers break to nurse ankle injury
Last Updated: January 7, 2013 5:16pm
Lee McCulloch: Hampered by an ankle injury
Rangers skipper Lee McCulloch says he may be forced to take a break from first-team action in order to shake off a niggling ankle injury.
The Ibrox side's top scorer was hurt in last month's 1-0 win over Queen's Park at Hampden.
He sat out the trip to Annan on 2 January but played in Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Elgin City, only to admit afterwards it might have been folly to return.
"I was struggling at the Queen's Park game at Hampden with my ankle," McCulloch told the club's official website.
"It was really sore and I was trying to protect it as much as I could. I then missed the midweek game at Annan and in the game on Saturday I could feel it a little bit when I was running.
"It's just something I'll need to have a look at and I know I need to do what is best for the team.
"If I'm not giving the side anything because of my ankle, it's up to me to suggest taking me out and we'll see how things go this week."
Meanwhile, Rangers have confirmed Ross Perry is to see a specialist after sustaining a broken nose in the Elgin match.
The defender suffered the break in a clash of heads with Elgin striker Stuart Leslie 15 minutes from the end of Saturday's contest and though Ibrox medics have ruled out any cheekbone damage, further assessment is required.