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 time however a medical “pink flag” has emerged.
After his facet drew 2-2 with Arsenal of their pleasant at Ibrox, Gerrard informed 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 center check.
“We have got prime medical individuals right here on the membership now and we examine all of the gamers completely from head to toe after they arrive.
“Sadly there’s been a little bit of a pink flag with a coronary heart situation so he’ll see some specialists within the coming weeks and we have to do extra checks 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 initially.
“After all it’s disappointing and irritating for the participant however I spoke to him yesterday, informed him to maintain smiling and be affected person and we’ll do every part we will to help him, get him in entrance of the precise individuals and the precise help 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 slightly tweak in his hamstring so we’ll examine that out within the coming days and hopefully it isn’t a nasty 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 have to 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 superb.”
Rangers kick off their Scottish Premiership marketing campaign on Saturday, July 31 with a house tie in opposition to Livingston.