Rangers injury update on Man Utd-linked Ibrox talent as January beckons


Rangers injury update on Man Utd-linked Ibrox talent as January beckons

An update to Man Utd-linked Rangers talent Leon King is threatening to add injury to insult after the draw with St Mirren as the club confirms the player is suffering concussion.

King, 18, has been the breakthrough star of this campaign for Rangers supporters who have huge sympathy for the youngster after he was pitched into so many high profile games this season.

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The centre-back is highly-rated at the club but no-one at Ibrox would’ve foreseen his heavy involvement this season amid a painful defensive injury crisis at Rangers.

Connor Goldson, John Souttar and Filip Helander are all long-term absentees whilst Ben Davies has struggled for consistent fitness all season long.

Leon King suffers Rangers concussion

As a result, Leon King played in all six Champions League encounters this season and has played a total of 20 games for Rangers this season.

Starting the eventual 1-1 draw with St Mirren at Ibrox, Rangers defender Leon King was eventually stretchered off the pitch after a dubious elbow from rival striker Curtis Main.

After the match, the club provided an update on the player and claim that there will be a “graded return” to the first-team after being assessed by doctors and suffering concussion.

The news comes as a big blow to Leon King – who everyone at Rangers News wishes a speedy recovery – even if it comes at a good time with football set to stop for a five-week break.

The Qatar World Cup has offered ample respite for a Rangers team toiling and now nine points behind in the title race.

But for Leon King – who was being linked to Man United, Newcastle United and Leeds United by Fabrizio Romano just last month – it might hamper the kid’s development.

Whilst Leon King has struggled at times this season, the exposure and experience gained will be huge for the player going forward and let’s hope Rangers can sign him down on a longer term deal which protects the defender as an asset.

Meanwhile, one reported summer Ibrox target could be on the move to the tune of £8m this summer.