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Rangers captain Ferguson confident of full recovery from injury

The Scotland midfielder had an operation that will keep him out for up to three months of the new campaign after suffering discomfort in pre-season.

The 30-year-old - who underwent surgery to repair ligaments in his right ankle in 2006 - admitted he feared the worst when going down to London for the operation.

"I was upset and down about what happened, but I will be back stronger and better than before," Ferguson told the Scottish Sun.

"I came through worse when I shattered my kneecap at Blackburn and was scared I might never play again. This injury is not at that level.

"We all hoped that rest would cure it, but then in pre-season training I was in pain again. I just couldn't turn and I knew it was time to bow out.

"I had felt rotten in pre-season. Then we found that one of the ligaments had split and the other was hanging off the bone.

"Now I know that it is fixed, that I can come back pain-free."

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