Rangers boss provides brief Martyn Waghorn injury update

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn (L) in action with Kilmarnock's Steven Smith

Martyn Waghorn was forced off during Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Hamilton Academical.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has told reporters that Martyn Waghorn has picked up a hamstring injury and on Sunday the club will see the extent of his setback, Evening Times report.

The striker started Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Hamilton Academical and scored the equalising goal midway through the second period, yet momentum was ultimately cut short as he was forced to retire from the match.

With eight minutes of the game remaining, he collapsed to the ground clutching his hamstring to the groans around Ibrox as supporters also felt the frustration of their striker’s misfortune.

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn (L) in action with Kilmarnock's Steven Smith

Speaking to Evening Times reporters after the game, Warburton admits it’s a hamstring problem and on Sunday the club will find out the full extent of his injury.

"We will need to see how he is, but it looks like a hamstring injury. He is being treated but we will need to see how he presents in the morning,” Warburton expalined.

"Martyn is a goalscorer but you don't want to lose any player to injury. It's too early to tell how bad it is, though, so we will see (on Sunday)."

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring their fourth goal

The 26-year-old missed the back-end of last season with injury, though on that occasion his absence didn’t have too much of an impact as the Gers went to lift he Scottish Championship title regardless.

Waghorn is widely regarded as Rangers’ number one striker and leading goal threat, therefore his potential layoff early in the current campaign will serve as a big blow for the Glasgow club.

The Light Blues, after a four-year absence from the Scottish Premiership, were backed by a packed out Ibrox though Hamilton played their part in a decent encounter.

General View of Ibrox Stadium

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