Jermain Defoe posted on Instagram on Wednesday morning, suggesting he was returning to Rangers training as his comeback from injury nears.

The 37-year-old signed a pre-contract agreement in January confirming that he will officially become a Gers player at the end of his loan from Bournemouth.

However, just four games into 2020, he sustained an injury.

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The England international gave the Gers the lead in a 2-0 win against Ross County, but was stretchered off with a calf injury less than 20 minutes into the second half.

Rangers medical staff assess an injury sustained by Jermain Defoe against Ross County. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After tests on the injury were completed, Steven Gerrard asserted that the striker would be out for between four and five weeks, suggesting a possible return by the end of February.

Based on his social media activity today, he appears to be on track.



Defoe uploaded a picture from the Hummel Training Centre changing rooms to his Instagram story on Wednesday morning, captioned ‘boots back on’, presumably before heading out for a session.

It’s exciting news considering how effective a backup Defoe has been for Alfredo Morelos this season.

He has 17 goals in all competitions from 1353 minutes of action, which averages out at just better than a strike every 80 minutes.

His injury prompted the club to sign Florian Kamberi on a loan deal during the January transfer window, but the Swiss-born forward has barely featured to date and is yet to get off the mark in LightBlue.

It will still be a week or two before Defoe is ready for a matchday squad, but when his return does happen, it will only be good news for Steven Gerrard and Rangers.

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