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.
📢 I wanna know, Jermain Defoe 🎶
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) January 25, 2020
However, just four games into 2020, he sustained an injury.
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.
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.