A number of Glasgow Rangers fans have been lamenting an update from Steven Gerrard on the recent injury sustained by Kemar Roofe.
The 27-year-old limped out of Thursday’s win over Lincoln Red Imps with a calf injury and missed yesterday’s 2-2 draw against Hibernian. After the game at Easter Road, Gerrard told Rangers TV that the striker has had to go for a scan and will be “missing in the short-term”.
Roofe, who was signed from Anderlecht at the beginning of August, has unfortunately had a track record of lengthy injuries over the last couple of years and those troubles appear to have flared up again. His Ibrox career had gotten off to a decent start, with two goals in his first six games.
Was it a mistake to sign Kemar Roofe given his injury record?
His injury absence could heighten the Light Blues’ dependence on Alfredo Morelos, who struck 29 goals last season and already has five in seven games this term amid ongoing transfer speculation which has seen him being the subject of a fresh £20m offer from Lille.
These ‘Gers fans on Twitter are left frustrated by Roofe’s injury, with one describing it as a “big concern” and another insisting that they “can’t sell Morelos” as a result, while others questioned the logic of signing him given his unenviable injury record in recent years:
Can’t sell Morelos then … simple as …
— Ted (@IBoyd1966) September 20, 2020
You can tell roofe is gonna be a guy who plays 3 or 4 games,Then will be out injured for 3 or 4 games,Going by his recent injury record,,
— stevie lawson (@stevielawson1) September 20, 2020
Another injury prone player, we’re good at that
— Scott Lennox (@coupylad) September 20, 2020
So we signed an injury prone player……….nothing new unfortunately 🙄
— SMcL 55% not 45% 🇬🇧🏴🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@StevenMcLucas) September 20, 2020
Surprise, surprise. Did anyone actually believed Roofe would play today after he walked off on Thursday, knowing his history of calf issues?
— Craig Cassells (@MitzisLapdog) September 20, 2020
Roofe is a known injury risk. I was surprised we signed him with so many games on plastic pitches
— Thanos (@Rangers_316) September 20, 2020
‘Gers fans, how big a blow is Roofe’s absence through injury? Have your say by commenting below!
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