Rangers star Kemar Roofe has taken to social media to confirm an injury “setback” as the Ibrox club suffer a major blow heading into a hectic festive schedule.

The former Leeds United and Anderlecht striker is a potent option for the club but took to Instagram to confirm the news after missing the weekend’s 2-0 win over Hearts.

The 28-year-old striker hasn’t been without injury setbacks in his career to date and has promised to come back fighting from the as of yet unconfirmed issue.

Kemar Roofe promises to come back “better” from Rangers injury “setback”

“Soaking in the festive spirit to help me with my set back but you already know I’ll be fighting to come back a better version of myself,” posts Roofe on his official Instagram account.

The news comes after Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst had confirmed that Kemar Roofe was a doubt for weekend’s win over the Jambos.

Roofe had played 73 minutes in the previous match against Lyon in the Europa League and there’s no doubt – despite having a competitive squad – Rangers are weaker without the striker as an option.

Despite not being considered the club’s first choice striker, Kemar Roofe has netted ten goals this season and up until the weekend, was the club’s joint top scorer on 10 goals.

Alfredo Morelos’ goal in the 2-0 victory over Hearts takes him to 11 for the season.

Kemar Roofe not the only one suffering from Rangers injury setback

Whilst Kemar Roofe has promised to bounce back stronger from his injury blow at Rangers, the striker isn’t the only one suffering from a recent setback at Ibrox.

There remains major fears surrounding the situation with midfielder Ryan Jack, who recently returned from a nine month injury lay-off but has only been seen twice since returning.

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Kemar Roofe has confirmed a major Rangers injury setback (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

Manager van Bronckhorst confirmed the club was “diagnosing” an issue for the midfielder amid fears it could be a similar situation to the calf injury that has kept him out so long.

Ibrox defenders Leon Balogun and Filip Helander are also working their way back to full fitness whilst Nnamdi Ofoborh has been sidelined for the entire season with a heart issue.

Meanwhile, Rangers have been given a major boost by the authorities with regards the current Covid-19 situation.

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