Kevin Campbell has claimed that it is a “make or break” few months for Rangers star Aaron Ramsey’s footballing career, reacting to the news that the Ibrox man drafted in his own doctors behind the scenes.
The Lowdown: Ramsey’s injury woes
The Wales international has always been renowned for his injury woes over the course of his career, rather than being remembered for his undeniable talent.
In total, the 31 year-old has missed 153 games due to various issues across his career, with Transfermarkt’s list of injuries for him spanning three pages.
However, the 31-year-old recently returned to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s matchday squad as an unused substitute in the Light Blues’ 1-0 win over Aberdeen.
The Latest: Campbell reacts…
After it was revealed that Ramsey had spent £30,000 on flying specialist physios into Glasgow behind the scenes, Campbell, who regularly features as a pundit for Sky Sports, claimed that the remainder of the season could be huge for the Welshman’s football career.
Speaking with Football Insider, whose headline claimed this is a potentially ‘career-ending period’, he said:
“This has been Rambo’s problem for a while now.
“It’s been very difficult to keep him fit. That’s always been the case with him, I don’t think anybody could question his talent though.
“To show consistency of performance you have got to be available. Let’s be honest, the availability hasn’t been there.
“People are always going to question you and say things if you are not available.
“Aaron Ramsey needs an injury-free run until the end of the season now. It’s make or break time.”
The Verdict: Big few months ahead
Having played just 94 minutes of football for Rangers, Ramsey’s redemption move has certainly not gone to plan as of yet.
Whilst he is on loan with the Scottish side, the Glasgow club have the option of making the deal permanent in the summer, but it is hard to see Ross Wilson and co committing to a permanent move given his troubles so far.
Rangers are currently preparing for tomorrow night’s round 16 Europa League clash against Red Star Belgrade, so summer transfers are likely the last thing on the supporters’ minds at the moment, but what a shame it would be to miss out on a player of Ramsey’s ability due to his lack of availability.
In other news: Rangers: Chris Jack concerned about potential summer exodus
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