Rangers release statement with slightly worrying update

Rangers release statement with slightly worrying update
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Giovanni van Bronckhorst, manager of Rangers during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Heart of Midlothian at on November 09, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers have today confirmed Leon King suffered a concussion in Paisley yesterday and will undergo a careful return under medical supervision.

The defender sustained a nasty collision and crumpled out cold on the turf, before being stretchered off after an extended period of treatment, which led to 9 minutes’ injury time being added to the end of the match.

After worries about his wellbeing, Rangers released the following statement:

“Leon King suffered a concussion in the second half of yesterday’s match, and was taken to hospital for assessment. Leon was discharged from hospital late yesterday afternoon with advice. Today, Leon is sore but well. He will now rest completely and follow a graded return to play under the supervision of the medical team.”

This is decent news, but not the best – concussion can take a bit of time for a person to completely recover from, and Rangers can absolutely thank their lucky stars the World Cup is now upon us because going into another fixture with utterly no defenders wouldn’t have borne thinking about.

As it is, King took a horrible bash and is now being supervised by medical staff, with his return being ‘graded’, which means he will return tentatively and gently before increasing the intensity as it is deemed he’s capable of per level. In other words, he will be monitored and increased with progress until he is ready for full opposition football again.

This was a nasty one, completely accidental, and curiously didn’t look ‘that’ aggressive, but the way King absolutely laid out cold and motionless on the grass conveyed how serious it was.

He will be out for a while before returning to training when he’s completely ready and capable of at least some gentle training following such an awful blow.

As we have said a few times, the World Cup really is a massively silver lining for our club because the latest blow left us going something beyond case critical.

Now we ease up, get rest, and hopefully in four weeks the players are a bit patched up and refreshed. Boy do they and we need it.

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  1. Any player that the medical team touches, they are out for months, I’ve said it many times that there is something seriously wrong with our medics, because if one of our injured players move to another club they are back playing in no time, we have them on the treatment table for 3 months or more

    I will praise the club when something goes well but l will criticise when it goes tits up which is more or less every day of every week of every month now, l refuse to just sit and take it

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