Report: Graeme Dorrans' injury not healing as quickly as Rangers expected

Graham Dorrans of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Graeme Dorrans is set to learn more about his injury this week, leaving the Ibrox side sweating for the time-being.

Graham Dorrans of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to a report from the Sunday Mail, Graeme Dorrans will learn the full extent of his ankle injury this week with the Rangers midfielder a doubt for the back-to-back games with Aberdeen at the end of the month.

Dorrans has not played since limping off just 22 minutes into the Gers' Scottish Premiership clash with Kilmarnock towards the end of last month following a challenge from Alan Power.

Patrick Roberts of Celtic attempts to get past Graham Dorrans of Rangers and Lee Hodson of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox...

And worryingly for Rangers, MailSport reports that the problem has not healed as quickly as the Light Blues expected and he will go to a specialist this week to learn the full extent of the injury.

MailSport adds that he is now a doubt for the Gers' clashes with the Dons in just over a fortnight - which, of course, seemingly rules him out of the top flight games with Hamilton and Dundee following the international break.

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Though Dorrans' contribution since his summer move from Norwich would suggest that it will be a major blow for Rangers to lose him for a few more weeks, the side's form without him has suggested that they have not missed him as much as some may have initially feared.

Caretaker boss Graeme Murty is already on the verge of achieving something that Pedro Caixinha did not manage during his time in charge as, if he beats Hamilton, he would have overseen three wins in a row - with the previous two coming without Dorrans being involved. Nevertheless, losing him for another few weeks would still be a disappointment given his quality. 

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch