Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Graham Dorrans has suffered another setback in his long road to recovery from a string of injuries.
The Gers midfielder has barely featured since being injured in Pedro Caixinha’s last game in charge in October 2017.

LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 27: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers arrives prior to the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in Livingston, United Kingdom.
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Ankle and knee injuries have sidelined Dorrans and Gerrard confirmed a toe injury is the latest in a long line of disappointments for him.
“Dorrans had a setback a couple of weeks ago after doing really well, we hope it won’t be too long,”
Gerrard said, as quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account.
“He will go through a process building up to playing with the team. It’s very difficult at the moment to give a time. It’s very frustrating for us and for him.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Graham Dorrans of Rangers celebrates at full time during the Ladbrookes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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“Sometimes you get an unlucky setback, he was on the way from his knee injury and caught one on his toe. It happens in football. Being out is the worst part of being a footballer, watching your teammates on a daily basis.”
The former West Brom midfielder made a brief return earlier this season and came off the bench against Villarreal in the Europa League.
But that was one of only three appearances he’s managed this season – games against St. Johnstone and Ayr United were the others.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 15: Graham Dorrans of Rangers is challenged by Olivier Ntcham of Celtic during the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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With every passing injury, it looks less and less like Dorrans will ever be able to make a major contribution but hopefully, he can finally be nursed back to fitness.
If he can stay fit then he’s a good player to have around but with him likely on high wages and barely able to contribute then his long-term future must be in doubt.
At 31 and with a little under 18 months left on his Ibrox contract, the clock is starting to work against Dorrans now too.

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