Rangers striker Kemar Roofe is likely to be out in the short term after being sent for a scan over a worrying calf injury after he hobbled off against Lincoln Red Imps.

The diminutive striker was subbed off in the first half of the 5-0 win in Gibraltar and Rangers fans expressed fears after he was ruled out for the 2-2 draw with Hibs.

Speaking to RangersTV, Steven Gerrard explained the forward would now be missing for the short-term after an issue was flagged on a scan.

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“He’s been sent for a scan,” said Gerrard.

 

“We originally thought it might’ve been a bit of tightness in his calf, he thought it was tightness in his calf.

“On assessment, it was looking that way, but something’s showed up so he’s going to be missing in the short term.”

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Rangers boss Gerrard was coy about the longevity of the injury but it certainly doesn’t sound good as the £3.5m summer signing joins the growing list of injury concerns at Ibrox.

Midfielder Ryan Jack (calf) faces a race against time to be fit for October’s Old Firm derby whilst the likes of Brandon Barker (hamstring) and Joe Aribo (ankle) remain sidelined.

Centre-back pair Leon Balogun (quad) and Nikola Katic (cruciate) are also sidelined with no date set for either of them returning.

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Kemar Roofe had to go off in the 5-0 win over Lincoln Red Imps. (Photo by Javier Montano/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Rangers’ strength-in-depth is set to be seriously tested over the next few weeks and losing Roofe would be a major blow going forward.

What’s even more worrying is that the former Anderlecht striker missed nine games with a calf injury in Belgium last season – before the shutdown – and six games with Leeds back in 18/19 [Transfermarkt].

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