CROCKED Rangers striker Joe Garner faces THREE months on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder in the 2-1 defeat against Celtic at Ibrox on Saturday.
The £1.8million frontman was carried off in the 12th minute after falling awkwardly following a mid-air duel with Erik Sviatchenko.
Kenny Miller scored his side’s goal in the follow-up play, but Garner was unable to take further part in the action and was replaced by Martyn Waghorn.
Garner will be out for four weeks, but that could be extended for up to three months if he has to undergo surgery.
Mark Warburton is waiting for swelling on the 28-year-old attacker’s shoulder to subside before a decision can be made on whether he needs an op.
That could leave out of the manager’s plans until early April.
Garner, who has scored just three goals in 19 appearances, is the latest in a catalogue of woe for the Ibrox gaffer.
Skipper Lee Wallace missed the game against the Hoops with a hamstring strain, Niko Kranjkar is out for the season and Jordan Rossiter, signed from Liverpool in the summer, hasn’t played since August.
Warburton was also given more bad news when he was informed the move for his former Brentford attacking midfielder Jota had collapsed.
The 25-year-old Spaniard, who has been on loan at La Liga outfit Elbar, was believed to be keen on a reunion with his old boss, but it is understood the financial package involved was too much for the Ibrox budget.