Gers’ Bates to undergo ankle scan
RANGERS defender David Bates (above) will have a scan on the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat by Celtic this week but broken bones have been ruled out.
The 21-year-old was caught by Tom Rogic’s follow through when the Hoops midfielder fired past Gers keeper Wes Foderingham to make it 1-1 and was carried from the field with only 15 minutes played.
“David is going to have a scan on his ankle, he has not broken it,” boss Graeme Murty said.
“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.”