Rangers loanee makes remarkably rapid comeback after surgery, praised by EFL boss
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Rangers loanee makes remarkably rapid comeback after surgery, praised by EFL boss

Rangers loanee George Edmundson has received praise from Derby County boss Wayne Rooney after making a remarkably rapid return to EFL action following hernia surgery [Derbyshire Live].

Edmundson joined Derby on loan on 1st February in search of playing time, having made just two appearances for Rangers over the first half of the season.

Edmundson is trying to prove his quality at Derby. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He had racked up seven Championship appearances by mid-March but his progress was halted by a reoccurrence of a hernia issue.

After some deliberation, the Rams decided that surgery was the best option and the Gers loanee posted on his Instagram story on 8th April to confirm that the operation had been a success.

At the time, he stated that he’d be back in action ‘soon’, but few would have anticipated the powerful defender featuring in a league match less than two weeks later.

That’s precisely what he did, though, coming off the bench to replace the injured Andre Wisdom in the 34th minute of Derby’s 3-0 defeat to Preston North End on Wednesday night.

“Kamil Jozwiak got a knock in training (on Monday) and George was in the treatment room, getting treatment, and he insisted he was ready to go on the bench if we needed him for the last 10 minutes,” explained Rooney [Derbyshire Live].

“When a player wants to play and given where we are at (in the table) wants to show that courage to play, I had no issue in putting him on the bench.

“He played longer than we expected, but he has come through really well and he will be available for Saturday.”

Derby boss Wayne Rooney has explained Rangers loanee Edmundson’s rapid return to EFL action following surgery. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Derby are in danger of being relegated from the second tier if their results don’t improve quickly, as they are currently only four points ahead of third-bottom Rotherham United, who hold three games in hand.

Now that he’s back fit, Edmundson will be hoping to contribute to a number of clean sheets to help his adopted side avoid the drop before he returns to Rangers at the end of the season.

In other news, some fans want their club to sign a rapid Gers loanee on a permanent deal following his latest impressive goal.

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