Gio paints bleak Rangers injury update for a number of absentees

Gio paints bleak Rangers injury update for a number of absentees
Gio with a lot of missing men.

Giovanni van Bronkhorst has finally directly addressed all the injury and absence stories swilling around, and very little of it is positive.

Speaking on the states of Filip Helander, Tom Lawrence, John Souttar, Kemar Roofe, Ianis Hagi and Ben Davies, Gio could only speak reasonably optimistically of Ben Davies, who is currently training with the squad. He did not specify the former Liverpool man’s situation, or wouldn’t, but did suggest it’s looking more positive for him.

In terms of Helander and Souttar, it’s grim. He has no timetable for their returns, and suggests these are long term absences. Helander we kind of already knew, and he may well be a season write off – Souttar isn’t looking much better and is as far away from the first team as he’s ever been.

Kemar Roofe was given a vague timetable of a fortnight before he’s training again, but this appeared extremely contrived as if the boss really doesn’t have much interest in Roofe, but hey, we might be wrong.

Lawrence picked up an injury v County and is out for about a month.

And Hagi? Still out till 2023, give or take.

The worst news is Souttar and Helander – Helander had a massive break down in Portugal and has been AWOL since – itself a recovery from the previous injury. The Swede is really struggling.

Souttar has also been a real struggle since arriving – bereavement and injury have compounded him and frankly we appear to be moving ahead without him as a feasible option.

And that’s the state of our injury play. It’s not ideal and a lot of these leave us extremely thin.

6 players, and only Ben Davies has any kind of decent ETA on him.

Not ideal.

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  1. Need to get rid of ALL the long term guys,except Ianis Hagi, for me.
    Big Fil is permanently injured an Bologna did well to off load him to us.John Soutter is a puzzle, how was he injured?
    Roofe is another who is more unavailable than available?
    We should have kept Katic at least until January and now we have Tom Lawrence out?
    Who does the medical on these players?
    Getting a worrying situation at my Club.
    The Famous Glasgow Rangers 🤔

  2. Are the scouts just stupid ? How can they not know we have 2 CBs out long term and 1 short term and only 1 proper 1 fit ? 2 new CBs should have been a priority, then a GK.

  3. I’m getting really sick of this situation. Souttar and Davies have played about 60 minutes between them and not kicked a ball for 2 months. Who does the medicals on these guys? And I get the feeling Roofe would be playing every week if he played elsewhere.

  4. What exactly is the problem with Roofe all we ever hear is he is near and near never arrives he has been out for ages and not once have I seen it said what is wrong with him or does our medical department not know?

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