Rangers striker Danilo has shared a successful update following him picking up an awful looking facial injury in the weekend win away to St Johnstone.
The Brazilian clashed heads with Liam Gordon in the process of putting Rangers into a 1-0 lead in Perth, forcing him off after just 16 minutes despite his best pleas towards club doctor Mark Waller.
Manager Michael Beale would reveal after the game that Danilo had suffered a fractured cheekbone in the process, that would require surgery.
Last night, the 24-year old would share an update for his 121k followers on Instagram on his stories, saying the surgery had been a success and that he was hoping to return to action soon.
Posting a picture of himself in a hospital gown, the caption would read:
"Surgery (green tick emoji). Now it’s time to rest and heal…Hope to see you all soon!"
The injury comes at an inconvenient time for Rangers as Danilo had been showing signs up until his substitution that he was finally up-to-speed fitness wise and ready to show he was worth the £6m investment in the summer.
With the Ibrox side facing up to six games in the next three weeks, and with playmaker Todd Cantwell also out, Beale will be offered his other pre-season recruits in Cyriel Dessers, Sam Lammers and Jose Cifuentes are able to step up in the absence of the key duo.
There was positive signs, however, over the weekend in regards to Tom Lawrence and Kemar Roofe who both completed their first 90 minutes in a year against St Johnstone, with the two hoping to get the nod to play again as Real Betis visit Ibrox on Thursday in the first Europa League group game.