Joe Aribo sends message to Rangers supporters on Twitter after injury blow
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Joe Aribo sends message to Rangers supporters on Twitter after injury blow

Rangers star Joe Aribo has sent a message to supporters on Twitter, promising to be back from injury soon.

The 24-year-old missed the Gers’ last three matches prior to the international break with an ankle problem but it was initially only considered to be a minor knock.

Joe Aribo in Europa League action for Rangers against Bayer Leverkusen. (Photo by Martin Meissner/Pool via Getty Images)

It had been hoped that he would return to the starting XI for Saturday’s clash against Dundee United at Ibrox but fans began to fear the worst when he was absent from a training gallery earlier this week.

Those fears were realised on Friday morning when Steven Gerrard confirmed that the Nigeria international had suffered a setback in his recovery and would be out for a further four to six weeks.

It’s a huge blow for Rangers given how influential Aribo was both during pre-season and the opening matches of the 2020/21 Premiership campaign and many supporters expressed their disappointment on social media.

Injury is set to keep Joe Aribo out of Rangers action for around a month. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In response, the player took to Twitter himself to express his thanks and to promise that his return wouldn’t be too far away.

“Thanks for all the love and support,” Aribo wrote. “I’ll be back and better sooner than you think.”

Based on Gerrard’s timeline, the midfielder will at least miss Rangers’ next five fixtures and faces a battle to make the first Old Firm of the season on 17 October.

He’ll be hoping that his teammates can keep winning in his absence, though, so that when the derby comes around, the Light Blues will still be atop the Premiership table.

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