Philippe Clement confirms Kemar Roofe’s Rangers injury nightmare continues

Philippe Clement confirms Kemar Roofe’s Rangers injury nightmare continues
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 21: Rangers Manager Philippe Clement looks on during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Hibernian FC at Ibrox Stadium on October 21, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Rangers manager Philippe Clement has confirmed Kemar Roofe’s injury hell has returned, and the club is currently trying to ‘figure out’ what on earth to do with the Jamaica international.

Roofe, who has only actually managed 88 appearances in 3 years for Rangers, had been hoped that his injury problems were finally behind him, only to once again find himself sidelined in recent times, and unavailable for the manager.

The manager, speaking after last night’s epic in Prague, said thus on the ex-Anderlecht man:

“Kemar [Roofe] will not be available for the weekend for sure – probably next week we rebuild, we need to take a good look at that because he’s been struggling for a long time with the same things, so it’s important to find the solution for that not to get him fit for the next game and then struggling afterwards again.”

This is basically Clement getting involved for the first time in the debacle that is Roofe’s Rangers career and learning for himself just how unavailable the striker actually is most of the time.

We all know how good Roofe’s goal return actually is – 37 in 88 with 7 assists. It’s not quite 1 in 2 but it’s very good.

But keeping him fit has been a failed endeavour and now Clement is dragged into it – Roofe had looked like he was one for the chop in the past 18 months with a lot of links to moves away, and claims Rangers were trying to get rid.

It didn’t materialise and this perennial injury case remains on Rangers books.

Don’t expect him to ever be available regularly for Rangers.

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