Glasgow Rangers forward Kemar Roofe was missing for the club at the weekend as they drew against Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership. This was due to the fact that he had to be taken off in their Europa League qualifying match last week in the first half with an injury.
Supporters of the club are possibly questioning how long the striker will be on the sidelines for and manager Steven Gerrard has been discussing the severity of the injury.
Speaking to RangersTV following the 2-2 draw with Hibs, Gerrard was asked about Roofe’s injury and he said: “He’s been sent for a scan.
“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.”
The 27 year-old, who the Scottish side signed for £4.5 million, per Transfermarkt, has had a decent start to life at the club, as he has scored two goals in six appearances (including two appearances from the bench).
With the Gers battling at the top of the division and hoping to beat Celtic to the title, Gerrard will be hoping that he can have his whole squad available. With Roofe having to go for a scan, the manager has Alfredo Morelos, Cedric Itten and Jermain Defoe as his available attackers. This would normally sound like he still has some depth, but Defoe has only recently returned from a hamstring injury so he is still battling to get match fit, and so it leaves the club with just two fully fit options.
The only positive to come from this news is the fact that Gerrard has said that he’s ‘going to be missing in the short term’ which should hopefully mean Roofe only misses a couple of games and not a large chunk of the season. For now though, all associated with the club will have to wait to find out exactly how long he will be out for.
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