The Rangers Review journalist Jonny McFarlane has shared an injury update on Glasgow Rangers central defender Leon King.
The Lowdown: King comes off
King came off for Borna Barisic in the second half of the Gers’ 3-0 loss away at Napoli in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.
It did look like a suspected injury, and Giovanni van Bronckhorst has since given an update on his fitness ahead of their next fixture at home to Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.
The Latest: Just cramp
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday night, McFarlane has shared a positive update from Van Bronckhorst on King in his post-match press conference, confirming that he only went off with ‘cramp’, and will be back for the game at Ibrox against Aberdeen:
“Some good news from tonight’s press conference is Leon King went off with cramp rather than an injury and will be back for the weekend.”
The Verdict: Big boost
After initial worries, having King fit and available is a big boost.
Central defenders are in short supply for the Light Blues at the moment, with Connor Goldson, Filip Helander and John Souttar all out injured long-term.
18-year-old King has stepped up to the plate in their absence, and is performing well in the team, ranking highly in terms of average aerial duels won, clearances and pass completion (WhoScored).
Nonetheless, his impressive performances have even attracted interest from some high-profile clubs, so it is clear that King is an asset to his Teddy Bears side.
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