Former Rangers star says Gers can only compete with Celtic if Hoops get worse

first_img Boyd spent two spells at Rangers Defoe feels blessed at ‘amazing’ Rangers, reveals Gazza conversation 2 Karamoko Dembele ‘chooses’ who he will play for internationally Liverpool starlet set to join Rangers and replace flop summer signing Rangers team up with hummel UK to launch eco-friendly ZEROH2O kit Every one of Celtic’s fixtures for the new season in full “Last year it was two full-backs who were high and wide; yes, they were good going forward, but you could get in behind them.“With [Jon] Flanagan coming in, if [James] Tavernier goes forward he gives that balance of almost playing with three centre-halves alongside [Nikola] Katic and [Connor] Goldson. So they are not as open.” WAT ABOUT THAT true love Edinburgh derby: Three men charged following fan trouble during fiery clash Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos NO PLACE This should be a worry for Gerrard, according to Boyd, who feels Rangers will not be able to catch Celtic unless the Parkhead club bring it on themselves by drastically worsening their on-pitch performances.“I think to close the gap you probably need Celtic to come down a level,” Boyd, who spent two spells at Ibrox, told talkSPORT.“Steven Gerrard is a winner and Rangers Football Club are used to winning, but I think there needs to be a realisation of where this club is at this moment in time.“But there is definitely an improvement that’s been made.“Last year Rangers scored more goals in the league than Celtic, but it was the defensive area that let them down. They seem to have strengthened that this year. LANGUAGE BARRIER McCoist tells funny Rangers story about Gazza and new Napoli boss Gattuso decision dom’s the man KICK-OFF scrap Gerrard has had a busy summer strengthening Rangers’ squad, and he has started his first ever coaching role positively, having guided the Glasgow club through two Europa League qualifying rounds to book a third round tie against Maribor, which will be played next Thursday.However, the Liverpool legend will only come under real scrutiny when the league campaign kicks off, with Rangers’ performances in relation to Celtic the true marker of just how well Gerrard is doing. 2 Gerrard was named Rangers manager earlier this year Top stories in Scottish football Listen to Ally McCoist’s heartfelt tribute to late Rangers icon Fernando Ricksen A FIGHTER Kris Boyd believes his former club Rangers will only be able to close the gap on Celtic if the Hoops get worse.The Scottish Premiership gets under way this weekend, with Celtic hosting Livingston on Saturday afternoon, then Rangers visiting Aberdeen a day later.Under new manager Steven Gerrard, the Gers will be hoping to end Celtic’s dominance of Scottish football, though they will need to be much better than they were last term, when the Ibrox club finished 12 points behind the Hoops – and even behind Aberdeen.last_img read more

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury

first_imgDefinitionA posterior cruciate ligament injury is a partial or complete tearing or stretching of any part of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which is located inside the knee joint.Alternative NamesCruciate ligament injury – posterior; PCL injury; Knee injury – posterior cruciate ligament (PCL); Hyperextended kneeConsiderationsYour doctor will perform a physical examination to check for signs of PCL injury. This includes moving the knee joint in various ways.Your doctor may also check if there is fluid in the knee joint. This test may show bleeding into the joint.These tests may be ordered:Knee MRIKnee joint x-rayCausesThe posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the strongest ligament in the knee. It extends from the top-rear surface of the tibia (bone between the knee and ankle) to the bottom-front surface of the femur (bone that extends from the pelvis to the knee).The ligament prevents the knee joint from posterior instability. This means it prevents the tibia from moving too much and going behind the femur.The PCL is usually injured by overextending the knee (hyperextension). This can happen if you land awkwardly after jumping. The PCL can also become injured from a direct blow to the flexed knee, such as smashing your knee in a car accident (called “dashboard injury”) or falling hard on a bent knee.Most PCL injuries occur with other ligament injuries and severe knee trauma. Often the knee is dislocatedand thenerves and blood vessels are injured. If you suspect PCL injury, it is important to be seen by a doctor right away.advertisementSymptomsKnee swelling and tenderness in the space behind the knee (popliteal fossa)Knee joint instabilityKnee joint painFirst AidAt first, a PCL injury is treated by:Checking the pulse and circulation in the areaSplintingApplying ice to the areaElevating the joint (above the level of the heart)Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for painLimit physical activity until the swelling is down, motion is normal, and the pain is gone. Physical therapy can help you regain joint and leg strength. If the injury happens suddenly (acute) or you have a high activity level, you may need surgery. This may be either knee arthroscopy or open surgical reconstruction.Age has an effect on treatment. Younger patients are more likely to have problems without surgery, because chronic instability may lead to arthritis symptoms many years later. Many people do well without surgery. Injuries in which the bone is pulled off with the ligament, or multiple ligaments are injured need to be repaired with surgery.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:You have symptoms of PCL injuryYou are being treated for PCL injury and instability in your knee worsensPain or swelling return after they went awayYour injury does not appear to be getting better with timeYou re-injure your kneeYou have loss of sensation and decreased circulation in your footPCL injuriesoften occurwith other ligament injuries or severe knee trauma. You should be checked early for these other conditions.PreventionUse proper techniques when playing sports or exercising. Many cases are accidents and are not preventable.ReferencesHonkamp NJ, Ranawat AS, Harner CD. Knee: Posterior cruciate ligament injuries in the adult. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 23, section E.Honkamp NJ, Ranawat AS, Harner CD. Knee: Posterior cruciate ligament injuries in the child. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 23, section E.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more