Rangers are going into the business end of the season quite frankly in a rather poor state of health.
Ibrox Noise takes you through the injury status of the squad and where we’re at. And it could be better, if we’re honest.
The biggie, the season-changer, the definer. Losing the Colombian for 4+ months probably ended our season, and the earliest he’ll be back is July. He was integral, but ‘overplaying’ led to muscle issues and the 25-year old ended up in surgery on his thigh. It went well, but could we have seen the last of him in a Gers shirt? Time will tell.
Ok he’s kicking a ball again, which is a good sign, but the playmaker has been out now for 3+ months and while we can’t lie and say he’s been a massive miss, in some ways he has due to his flexibility and ability to cover anywhere in the front three. He’s got a good attitude on the pitch and takes knocks easily without complaining, but this was one too many. We’ll be lucky to have him back for the summer.
We’ll learn more today or the next few days, but it doesn’t look good – the big Swede almost certainly has, at best, a fractured foot and he’s another one near-certain to miss the remainder of the season.
Long-term absentee, hasn’t been able to kick a ball in friendship never mind anger at Ibrox, due to a mysterious heart condition. Health comes first of course but we have no hope really of ever seeing him in the shirt, never mind next season.
We are praying this was precautionary, but Gio said the midfielder ‘felt something’ which isn’t the best sign. If we’ve lost our best midfielder for the rest of the season as well, it really would sum up our bad luck the past month.
Gio let slip he’s mildly injured – he only ‘hopes’ the Nigerian international is ready for Thursday. We have no idea what the issue is, but he’s another one to worry about.
Same prognosis as Bassey, in that Sunday came too soon for the midfielder – we’ll want him available on Thursday but with his injury history we ain’t holding out any expectations. Form hasn’t been terrific anyway.
Thankfully that’s the lot.
Hopefully most of these end up available ASAP, but it’s a rotten time of the season to lose so many.