An injury expert has now dropped a fresh Glasgow Rangers claim on Aaron Ramsey ahead of their match in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.
The Lowdown: Injury setback
The 31-year-old suffered a minor knock last week which consequently ruled him out of recent fixtures against Dundee United and Borussia Dortmund, as well as a bounce match against Brentford in midweek.
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The Wales international unfortunately has a history of injury issues dating back from his time at Arsenal and Juventus, so any minor setback could still worry the Ibrox faithful.
The Latest: Dinnery reacts
Speaking to Football Insider, Ben Dinnery – who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis – has claimed that Ramsey’s knock is a ‘worry’ as it stops him getting minutes on the training ground, which in turn delays him from getting back to full fitness and match sharpness.
Dinnery said of the Rangers midfielder: “There’s absolutely no doubting his quality.
“But for context, he has actually played more minutes for Wales than he has at club level this year. That’s a worry.
“This little knock is nothing major when looked at in the grand scheme of things.
“But it has that knock-on effect of him not being able to get minutes on the training pitch and also not being able to get competitive minutes into his legs.
“It’s that drip-drip effect. It’s more frustrating than anything else. You want players of that ilk to be out there playing.
“The supporters will be absolutely gutted. They’re dying to see him out there playing regularly.
“There is nothing overtly to worry about but the knock-on effect could delay his ability to get back to full match fitness.”
The Verdict: Worrying
It is certainly worrying that Ramsey has picked up an injury so soon into his Rangers career, given his unenviable record on that front.
Coming on loan from a European giant in Juventus was such an exciting move for the Light Blues fans, and they will no doubt be desperate to see him play as much as possible from now until the end of the campaign.
They are not just fighting for the Premiership title, but also the Europa League after knocking out Dortmund, and Giovanni van Bronckhorst will surely want Ramsey available as much as possible while fighting on both fronts.
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