April 09, 2009

Rangers got a bit of good news on the injury front as winger DaMarcus Beasley's ribs have been x-rayed and are not broken. The American midfielder took a knock in Rangers' 2-1 win over St. Mirren and was carried off the field on a stretcher.

Beasley has been ruled out for Saturday's Scottish Premier League match with Motherwell, but should be able to return to the squad in the near future.

"There's no break there for DaMarcus and that's good news, although we're not quite sure at this stage how long he'll be out for," manager Walter Smith told the club's official Web site. "It was certainly a painful blow, so he'll definitely miss the game at the weekend."

Beasley and American teammate Maurice Edu were both in line to receive valuable playing time before the injury, and Rangers will likely enter the match Saturday without the services of nine regular squad members. --Goal.com

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