Rangers boss Gerrard provides Kemar Roofe injury update as return time frame given
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Rangers boss Gerrard provides Kemar Roofe injury update as return time frame given

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has provided an injury update on Kemar Roofe as the attacker faces a spell on the sidelines, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.

The 27-year-old sustained a calf problem during the recent second round Europa League qualifying fixture against Lincoln Red Imps, which saw him substituted before half-time.

Rangers attacker Kemar Roofe sustained his calf injury in Gibraltar. (Photo by Javier Montano/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Initially, it was thought to be minor tightness, but a closer look revealed a strain and the player was absent as the Gers took on Hibernian in the Premiership at the weekend.

He has since been removed from the Rangers squad for Thursday’s Europa League qualifier against Willem II and he will definitely miss the trip to Motherwell on Sunday.

“Kemar will be missing probably until after international duty,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the Glasgow Times. “He has an outside chance before that but we will have to make that decision closer to the Ross County game.”

Roofe has scored twice since signing for Rangers earlier this summer. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers boss gives injury update on Kemar Roofe – Verdict

Rangers face another difficult away trip at the weekend and it’s concerning that Roofe and several other key players, such as Joe Aribo and Ryan Jack, are set to miss out against a Motherwell side who are finally hitting form.

Gerrard suggested his summer signing could be involved against Ross County next Friday night but given the manager’s previous track record when it comes to injury predictions, there’s every chance he won’t feature in that fixture.

It’s a blow for the ex-Leeds and Anderlecht star to be facing a stretch on the sidelines, just as he had been on the verge of full match fitness.

He’s had his fair share of muscle problems in the past and missed several months of Belgian Pro League action last season with a calf injury.

This current issue may not be quite as serious, but Rangers fans will be hoping this isn’t the first of a long ling of injuries for a player who will be key if major silverware is to return to Ibrox this season.

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