Rangers star Borna Barisic says he briefly halted his fitness training whilst in lockdown in Croatia to undergo laser eye surgery, as quoted by the Daily Record.
Similarly to the majority of the Gers’ foreign players, the 27-year-old was allowed to return home shortly after the suspension of football amid the global health crisis.
The Gers haven’t been in action since a Europa League fixture against Bayer Leverkusen at Ibrox on 12 March and while the Bundesliga has been given the go-ahead to return later this month, there are no equivalent plans in Scotland.
“I used this unplanned vacation to get laser eye treatment and then once I got over that, I was able to devote myself to training again,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“If the conditions improve and it is shown we can play football again, I would like us to continue the league in Scotland. In sport, you want the championship to be played to the finish.
“As soon as the experts tell us it’s safe to play again then it will be good news. But there are worse things in life than not playing football – this disease for one.”
The Croatian international has taken his fair share of knocks this season and has been forced to play through niggles on multiple occasions.
Given that it’s almost two months since the last time the Gers were in action, he’s likely to have shaken off those problems now and it was a smart move to use the break to undergo the eye surgery.
Players in Italy and Spain have reported back to their clubs for training this week, but it looks unlikely that the Gers squad will be needed in Glasgow any time soon.
Barisic is hoping the season is eventually played to completion but the SPFL are sceptical and clubs are due to meet to debate the issue on Friday.