Rangers supervisor Steven Gerrard says new signing Nnamdi Ofoborh’s profession will probably be placed on maintain after scans revealed a coronary heart situation.
The 21-year-old midfielder joined the membership on a free switch from Bournemouth this summer season however a medical “crimson flag” has emerged.
After his facet drew 2-2 with Arsenal of their pleasant at Ibrox, Gerrard instructed RangersTV: “I do not suppose you may see him within the brief time period.
“Sadly one thing has flagged up together with his ECG, which is the guts take a look at.
“We have prime medical folks right here on the membership now and we test all of the gamers totally from head to toe once they arrive.
“Sadly there’s been a little bit of a crimson flag with a coronary heart situation so he will see some specialists within the coming weeks and we have to do extra assessments earlier than we transfer ahead.
“It is disappointing and irritating however we’ll should handle and cope.
“The essential factor is the participant’s well being, which we’ll clearly give attention to firstly.
“After all it’s disappointing and irritating for the participant however I spoke to him yesterday, instructed him to maintain smiling and be affected person and we are going to do every little thing we will to assist him, get him in entrance of the correct folks and the correct assist and hopefully he will probably be again, not too lengthy.”
Gerrard was extra optimistic concerning the hamstring harm to 38-year-old striker Jermain Defoe, who limped off simply earlier than half-time in Saturday’s match.
He stated: “I believe [Defoe] has somewhat tweak in his hamstring so we are going to test that out within the coming days and hopefully it’s not a foul one.
“I noticed him stroll off and usually when it’s a dangerous hamstring you do not stroll off and so that could be a optimistic.
“We simply must get all our essential gamers again within the combine now and get them on top of things and as soon as we will we will probably be tremendous.”
Rangers kick off their Scottish Premiership marketing campaign on Saturday, July 31 with a house tie in opposition to Livingston.