Rangers boss Steven Gerrard believes Alfredo Morelos would have been sent off for the same tackle that put him on a stretcher in their 4-0 win over Dundee on Saturday.
Gers continued their unbeaten start to the season at Ibrox, with goals from Ryan Kent, James Tavernier, Kemar Roofe and Scott Arfield keeping them top of the Scottish Premiership.
However, one negative for the league leaders saw Morelos, who came on as a substitute in the first half, was stretchered off after shipping a horror tackle from Dundee defender Ryan Edwards.
Gerrard has backed his striker to make a quick recovery from the injury, but the Gers manager has suggested he would have seen red if roles were reversed.
“I only got a good view of it after the game. There's obviously a follow through there, I don't want to stand here and say a kid should be sent off, of course I don’t,” he told RangersTV.
“What would be interesting is if it was the other way around what the decision would have been.
“Leon (Balogun) felt a bit of tightness in warm up. Fil (Helander) was ready to come in and he did an outstanding job.
“Morelos has got a gash on his knee but it's a deep one but it's probably the best scenario we could have hoped for. From the side I'm thinking, ‘Is it a cartilage or an injury that could keep him out for a long time?'.
“It's just a gash. He might be available for Thursday, knowing Alfredo he'll want to be available. Ryan Jack has a calf issue so we'll have to wait and see what the scan shows on that.
“(Brandon) Barker's is clear, it's a hamstring injury so he'll be missing for a few weeks.”
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Rangers will now turn their attention to the Europa League, with a second qualifying round fixture against Lincoln Red Imps in store on Thursday night.
Their next Scottish Premiership outing comes away at Hibernian next Sunday.
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