It’s yet more bad news for Filip Helander’s Rangers career after a national red top made the claim he’s to see a specialist following a confirmed injury setback.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst did reveal the Swede had had to return to the bikes after he ‘felt something’ in training, and thereafter wasn’t seen in active work with the lads at all.
And now a tabloid has alleged he requires to see a specialist, on top of a reported intervention with him at the airport where the former Bologna man was said to have suggested he’s feeling pain and has had to ‘stop training’.
It’s a bitter bitter blow for Helander, a very likable and well-rated defender, but if once again he’s out injured, it only, sadly, emphasises Ibrox Noise’s statement some months ago that if he hadn’t had one year to go, Rangers would have freed him like they did Leon Balogun at the end of May.
It’s a dreadful shame, but equally how many of us Rangers fans actually believed Helander was a serious option in defence? Naturally we include him as a possibility as it’s practically rude not to, but his injury issues are literally a nightmare.
He was said to have flown home from Portugal early for scanning at Ross Hall.
It’s really a long distance from great, and sadly since joining only Niko Katic has played less for Rangers in terms of those who have been here at least 2 years. Kemar Roofe is in the same boat.
What now for Filip Helander?