Philippe Clement has offered an injury update with Rangers’ current situation well-documented, and the Ibrox boss has cleared up what’s going on with who.
Ergo Ibrox Noise will give you the full details of where we are:
Seeing a specialist today, this one may require surgery and is a huge blow for Clement and Rangers. Balogun has remained injury-free till now, but this could rule him out for some time. He gained a clear fracture just like Danilo all those months ago, and a specialist will fully diagnose and identify if surgery is needed. Worst-case; Rangers may have lost Balogun for quite a long time.
A damn, damn shame that one.
Clement has dropped him from the squad on ‘sustainability’ grounds. With Jack’s injury history, Clement isn’t taking the chance using him two matches in a row, and that will be his Rangers career going forward. Whether he’ll get a new deal given he’s clearly not going to be available more than one match every 10 days tops is another matter.
Clement was a bit vague on this one, he is ‘back in training’ but it’s individual and well away from the group, and he is a long way from featuring in a match day squad let alone playing again.
He’s ‘close’ says the manager, but like the Jamaican he’s training individually and we’d be surprised if he was involved again much before March. Sadly, Rangers are down to just Connor Goldson and John Souttar – one more injury and we may be in a spot of bother.
No real progress here, he’s taking it day-by-day and is on crutches. He’s out for the season pretty much and we’d be shocked to see him any earlier than preaseason.
As before, he’s out for quite a while. Has a chance of returning before Danilo but we’ve kind of written him off now. Could have a big impact on us being willing to sign him.
And that, amazingly, is the lot. Balogun of course is the big blow, but aside him it’s not too bad and not really any worse than it was.