Ominous rumours are spreading on social media surrounding Rangers midfielder Nicolas Raskin ahead of the Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Celtic.
The Belgian U21 international midfielder has emerged as a key player for the club since joining in January and is expected to start the must-win Hampden clash if fit.
But now there are some murmurs on social media that Nicolas Raskin will not be passed fit for this massive game with Celtic as Rangers fans begin to lament the player’s involvement v Aberdeen.
It comes after Michael Beale claimed he had taken Nicolas Raskin off in the woeful 2-0 defeat at Pittodrie due to an earlier ankle problem.
“Today, Nico came to the game with a little bit of a problem with his ankle,” said Beale.
“So obviously, you see when we’re 2-0 down you’re half thinking ‘well, okay, we won’t push that any further’.
Whilst there has been no official suggestion Nicolas Raskin won’t be fit to face Celtic, Rangers media partners Heart & Hand have been commenting on the rumours.
Taking to Twitter, their official account said: “No idea if it’s true or not but would absolutely sum up this binfire of a season.”
Nicolas Raskin Celtic injury fears sum up season
Rangers have seen their season derailed by a series of serious injuries which have kept several key first teamers out for large chunks of the season and disrupted the debut seasons of many summer signings.
The likes of high-earning first-teamers and around £10m worth of talent in Filip Helander, Kemar Roofe and Ianis Hagi have barely kicked a ball, whilst injuries to Connor Goldson, Ben Davies and John Souttar have decimated the defence.
Throughout the team there have also been issues with injuries to Ridvan Yilmaz, Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Steven Davis, Tom Lawrence, Rabbi Matondo, Alfredo Morelos and Antonio Colak which have impacted the season.
If Nicolas Raskin is not fit to face Celtic, and these pre-match Rangers rumours usually come from somewhere, then it’ll sum up what’s been a miserable campaign injury-wise for the club.