Rangers loanee George Edmundson has taken to Instagram to provide an update after undergoing hernia surgery.
Edmundson headed out of Ibrox in January, joining EFL Championship strugglers Derby County on loan until the end of the season.
He’s had a mixed time of it so far at Pride Park. The 23-year-old scored an important goal in a win over Huddersfield Town in February and has contributed to several clean sheets, but was also in and out of the side before being struck down by injury.
Earlier this week, manager Wayne Rooney elaborated on the hernia problem and stated that surgery was a possibility, with the Gers loanee likely to spend two to three weeks out of action either way [Derby Telegraph].
On Thursday, it became clear that all parties had agreed on surgery as the best way forward, as Edmundson posted to his Instagram story from his hospital bed, confirming that a procedure had been successfully carried out.
It’s good news that the surgery went well but the injury and required recovery time constitutes a big blow to the Englishman’s chances of impressing Steven Gerrard.
The Rams only have six fixtures remaining in their league season, the last of which is just over a month away, so it’s hard to see Edmundson receiving much more playing time with the Rams.
As a result, his future is uncertain.
The ex-Oldham Athletic defender is contracted to Rangers until 2023, but is behind Connor Goldson, Filip Helander, Leon Balogun and Jack Simpson in the pecking order, while Nikola Katic will soon be back fit after a long-term knee injury.
Meanwhile, the manager of a rival Premiership club has explained why a teenage wonderkid snubbed Ibrox interest before signing a new deal.