Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Graham Dorrans has suffered another setback in his long road to recovery from a string of injuries.
The Gers midfielder has barely featured since being injured in Pedro Caixinha’s last game in charge in October 2017.
“Dorrans had a setback a couple of weeks ago after doing really well, we hope it won’t be too long,”
“He will go through a process building up to playing with the team. It’s very difficult at the moment to give a time. It’s very frustrating for us and for him.
“Sometimes you get an unlucky setback, he was on the way from his knee injury and caught one on his toe. It happens in football. Being out is the worst part of being a footballer, watching your teammates on a daily basis.”
The former West Brom midfielder made a brief return earlier this season and came off the bench against Villarreal in the Europa League.
But that was one of only three appearances he’s managed this season – games against St. Johnstone and Ayr United were the others.
With every passing injury, it looks less and less like Dorrans will ever be able to make a major contribution but hopefully, he can finally be nursed back to fitness.
If he can stay fit then he’s a good player to have around but with him likely on high wages and barely able to contribute then his long-term future must be in doubt.
At 31 and with a little under 18 months left on his Ibrox contract, the clock is starting to work against Dorrans now too.