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.
‘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.