Nnamdi Ofoborh: Steven Gerrard says scans have found heart issue for new Rangers signing


Rangers supervisor Steven Gerrard says new signing Nnamdi Ofoborh’s profession shall be placed on maintain after scans revealed a coronary heart challenge.

The 21-year-old midfielder joined the membership on a free switch from Bournemouth this summer time however a medical “purple flag” has emerged.

After his facet drew 2-2 with Arsenal of their pleasant at Ibrox, Gerrard instructed RangersTV: “I do not assume you may see him within the brief time period.

“Sadly one thing has flagged up along with his ECG, which is the center check.

“We have high medical individuals right here on the membership now and we test all of the gamers totally from head to toe after they arrive.

Ofoborh joined Rangers from Bournemouth this summer time

“Sadly there’s been a little bit of a purple flag with a coronary heart challenge so he will 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 must handle and cope.

“The essential factor is the participant’s well being, which we’ll clearly give attention to initially.

“In fact 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’ll do all the pieces we will to assist him, get him in entrance of the suitable individuals and the suitable assist and hopefully he shall be again, not too lengthy.”

Gerrard was extra constructive in regards to 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 feel [Defoe] has a bit of tweak in his hamstring so we’ll test 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 may be a constructive.

“We simply must get all our primary gamers again within the combine now and get them in control and as soon as we will we shall be effective.”

Rangers kick off their Scottish Premiership marketing campaign on Saturday, July 31 with a house tie in opposition to Livingston.


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