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Rangers forward Kemar Roofe has been ruled out for a couple of weeks with an injury sustained in Old Firm’s win over Celtic, says coach Steven Gerrard.
Roofe has scored 10 goals in 15 Scottish Premiership games this season, including eight in his last nine games, but will be absent on Sunday as the Rangers look to maintain their 19-point lead at the top of the table when traveling to meet. To thirds. placed Aberdeen in Pittodrie.
The forward was a substitute at halftime in the Glasgow Derby. Many fans thought it was a tactical decision, as he had not touched the ball, due to Celtic’s dominance in the game. Talking to Sky sportsRangers coach Steven Gerrard said: “Kemar won’t be with us this weekend, he was injured at the Old Firm. It’s hard to put a date for that yet, but I predict he might miss a couple of games. “
Gerrard then updated the channel on other recent absences:
Scott (Arfield) is about to come off a boot he’s been in since the injury. He has an ankle ligament injury, which is quite a major injury.
“He’s progressing well, but now it’s about moving rehab forward, but in the short term Scott will be missing. It is difficult to put a date.
“What I would say is that knowing Scott, and if he continues to progress as he has, it is likely that at the end of the month everything will go well.
“It’s an injury where you can’t really rush and push, as much as you want. So we are probably looking at four to five weeks for this type of injury.
“He has already dated for a couple, so he will probably be seen in late January, early February. We’ll see how that plays out.
“There is better news on Ryan Jack, who has been out and has had two or three sessions and is progressing extremely well. If that continues to move in that direction, he should be back with the team sometime in the middle of next week. “