Smith confirms Kris Boyd out for up to six weeks
Rangers manager Walter Smith has confirmed that Kris Boyd faces hernia surgery and up to six weeks on the sidelines.
The striker will see a specialist on Tuesday after limping out of Sunday's 3-3 Scottish Cup draw at Hamilton with a groin problem. But it is already clear that the 26-year-old faces an extended spell out of the side.
Smith told the Scottish Daily Express: ''Boyd will undergo an operation as soon as possible. He will be out for up to six weeks and we will just have to cope accordingly.''
Boyd now faces a race to be fit for the Old Firm clash against Celtic at Ibrox on February 28.