Another Rangers injury blow as defender is ruled out till spring

Another Rangers injury blow as defender is ruled out till spring
Rangers' Dutch manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst speaks to journalists ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Glasgow Rangers and Liverpool at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, on October 12, 2022. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP) (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Sources close to Filip Helander have ruled out a return for the defender anything much before March and have inferred strongly Rangers’ medical team has failed the big Swede.

The international stopper, who has missed the majority of 2022 with injury, had returned for pre-season at the advice of the medical team, but the same problem as before cropped up again, and sources close to him strongly point the finger at Rangers’ medical staff, revealing they don’t expect him back for approaching 5+ months.

They said:

“It has been such a frustrating time for Fil but we can now see light at the end of the tunnel. We thought that the injury had cleared up in the summer and Fil was feeling good as he took part in pre-season training. He went with the squad to Portugal and then in one of the sessions he felt the problem again and it was back to square one. He went back to see a specialist and it was decided to have an operation. The surgery has been a success and now he’s just going through the whole rehab process which will still take time. The hope is that he will be back in training in the early part of next year and then playing again in February or March.”

‘The hope’. We can probably rule Helander out from ever playing for the club again, given the modest projection is he’ll return barely in time for the Split.

This has been a disaster of a signing – he is undeniably a great defender, a Swedish-international level defender, but he has been mostly unfit for the entirety of his time at Ibrox. And now his team are inferring gently that the medical staff at Rangers have not done their job terribly well, in having the Swede suffer a recurrence of the same injury after the staff told him it was safe to resume training.

There’s no question the medical side of the club has been a shambles this season, with far too many appalling injuries and long-term absences. And for those who hoped Helander would be fit as a fiddle for the turn of the year, think again.

He’s probably done as a Rangers player.

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  1. How come practically all throughout Steven gerrard’s time there was very little or few injuries that lasted more than a blink now gio v bronkhurst time it completely changed I get only one reason the coaching practices are completely different and the squad played out of there skins week in week out mainly to now nobody seems interested don’t that tell you something is wrong get it fixed or there’s going to be an utter disaster on your hands right in front of everyone’s eye I’m worried for this club going forward

  2. It’s shocking how often his page pops up on my phone. The negative attitude of the writer(s) towards the players, staff and club is unbelievable. Every article is so poorly written and does nothing but take aim at the club in some way. To make statements like he won’t ever “play for the club again” is ridiculous. You have no insider information to that fact or any evidence to support it. I hate the fact that this website represents the club in any way at all. You should stop writing articles about Rangers and the supporters should stop reading them.

    • Oh, ok, Ian says Ibrox Noise should cease to be because he doesn’t like the content. Never mind the thousands and millions who do, Ian’s word is more important than everyone else. We’ll get right on it, for you, sir 🙂

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