Speaking to Football Insider, pundit and BBC Radio Leeds regular Noel Whelan has claimed Rangers star Kemar Roofe could be facing ‘five to six weeks’ out – coming after Steven Gerrard revealed a suspected return of the calf injury.
Whelan claims that losing Roofe to injury comes as a ‘devastating’ blow for the Teddy Bears, with Gerrard expecting more information on his injury when he meets the press again at Ibrox on Sunday (Rangers).
Whelan drops Roofe injury claim
Roofe was taken off 45 minutes into Rangers’ 4-3 victory at Royal Antwerp in the Europa League on Thursday night – and the pundit believes he could be facing a lengthy absence.
“It started really well for him, he came into Rangers, he was just finding his feet and now he’s got this calf niggle and it keeps cropping up,” he explained to Football Insider.
“It’s really devastating I’m sure for Steven Gerrard, with the run-in, that he wants to get over the line as quickly as possible and one of his key strikers is out injured now.
“You could talk about five to six weeks out with Kemar Roofe, possibly, so that’s a long time to have a striker out and a goalscorer.”
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Roofe has bagged 12 goals and two assists in all competitions for the Gers this season (Transfermarkt), with Gerrard now facing the possibility of being without him for crucial matches.
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