Filip Helander is the first senior Glasgow Rangers player to test positive for coronavirus.
The news was confirmed by the club ahead of the Gers’ match with Falkirk on Sunday in the Scottish Cup. The loss of the Sweden international did not appear to have too much of an effect on the Ibrox outfit this time out, with Rangers prevailing 4-0, but Steven Gerrard will still be disappointed to lose one of his central defenders.
So far, the Gers have been rather fortunate not to lose a player to the illness, especially considering the negligence of Jordan Jones and George Edmundson recently. With the latter on the sidelines with a ban for breaking coronavirus regulations and Nikola Katic still unfit to play a part, the Gers are down to just two available centre-halves.
Will Rangers survive without Helander?
The club’s supporters have been reacting to the news, as you can imagine, and they were far from happy. They took to social media platform Twitter to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about Helander below
Could of done without this https://t.co/X3fFOBq6fp
— Coop (@ChrisCooper0) November 29, 2020
Sad news. Get well soon Fil. https://t.co/SDVywuoD3I
— Heart & Hand Podcast (@ibroxrocks) November 29, 2020
— John-Roy Singleton (@Ulster_lad_17) November 29, 2020
A real shame, get well soon Filip.
— Key Worker86 🏴🇬🇧 (@KeyWorker86) November 29, 2020
Gutted get well soon big man 😥
— 🇬🇧Coplandbear🇬🇧™ (@Coplandbear1872) November 29, 2020
Makes the behaviour of Edmundson even worse now
— nathan (@Ger72N) November 29, 2020
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