Rangers say Edu’s injury not thought to be major

American midfielder Maurice Edu will miss Glasgow Rangers’

Scottish Premier League match against Aberdeen on Saturday because

of a knee injury but the club does not believe there was major


Edu was stretchered off in the 43rd minute of Wednesday’s 3-0

loss to visiting Hibernian after injuring his left knee in a

lunging tackle by John Rankin.

Edu was sidelined for seven months in 2009 when he hurt the same


”Maurice Edu took a knock on the knee that he had the operation

on a couple of years ago,” Rangers manager Walter Smith said. ”He

is having a precautionary scan today just to make sure everything

is OK, but we are fairly confident that there is only a bit of

bruising there and we feel it is nothing serious. He will certainly

miss this weekend but we hope he will be OK for our games after


Edu wrote on Twitter than he had the scan Friday.

”Went better than expected,” he said, ”so hopefully I’m back

sooner than later.”