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Rangers: Van Bronckhorst confirms Roofe blow

A concerning injury update has emerged on Rangers centre-forward Kemar Roofe…

What’s the talk?

Gers boss Gio van Bronckhorst has confirmed that the ex-Leeds man suffered a knock ahead of the clash with Hearts, but remains unsure as to how long he is going to be out of action for.

He was absent from the matchday squad as Rangers won 2-0 at Tynecastle thanks to goals from Alfredo Morelos and Joe Aribo, with his manager now revealing it was due to an injury.

The Dutchman told Herald Sport:

“We don’t know the exact injury or how long he’s going to be out. We have to wait until the doctor tells us the extent of the injury.”

Should Roofe start when fit?

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Yes

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Gutted

With no set timeline on Roofe’s return or an indication of how serious the knock is, supporters should be incredibly concerned about the fitness of someone who has been a key player for them this term.

The uncertainty could certainly lead to some segments of the Ibrox faithful panicking as they ponder all of the possible outcomes of his injury. It would, of course, surely be easier for supporters to digest if they had an estimate on when he would be back, although it must be said that there is nothing van Bronckhorst or the club can do about that until the doctors have assessed things correctly.

What’s more, is that he’s been an important player for the club and it would surely weaken the Gers squad quite significantly. After all, he has scored six goals in six Premiership starts along with one goal in three Europa League starts, having bagged 14 times in 18 starts in the league last term as they won the title.

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This shows that he knows how to find the back of the net in a blue shirt and suggests why fans will be frustrated by this body blow for him and the club.

His absence takes away a goalscoring threat from van Bronckhorst’s side and could harm their chances of picking up points over the festive period as games come thick and fast and rotation could be vital to keep players fresh.

It really feels like this setback has come at exactly the wrong time for the Glasgow giants.

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