Lovenkrands relieved

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Rangers winger Peter Lovenkrands feared that his season was over after he was stretchered off with an ankle injury at Partick Thistle on Sunday.

The Denmark international had to be carried off after a late tackle from Partick's Ian Ross, and he feared that he had broken his ankle.

Scans have later revealed mild ligament damage and bruising and he will be back in about a month - and he is thankful that it was not as bad as he feared.

"The good news is I'm only going to be out of action for a few weeks," Lovenkrands told the Daily Record.

"It's a massive relief because I feared the worst when it happened.

"I've had an operation on my other ankle which kept me out for a long time, and I thought the same thing had happened to me again.

"I was afraid it was broken and I could be out for months but, all going to plan, I should be back in a matter of weeks.

"I don't know exactly how long as I'm still on crutches at the moment but I don't need an operation, which is a bonus."

Gers boss Alex McLeish has slammed the tackle from Ross, but Lovenkrands has not yet seen the full extent of the challenge.

"I didn't really think that much when it happened because it was so painful.

"I spoke to the players afterwards and they all said he came in long after the ball had gone.

"It was uncalled for and, while I don't think there was any need for it, I haven't seen it again on television, so I'm not sure how bad it really was."