Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been dominated out for the remainder of the season after present process surgical procedure on a thigh harm.
The Colombian missed Sunday’s Previous Agency defeat to Celtic, with supervisor Giovanni van Bronckhorst anticipating him to be out for “a few weeks”.
It means the 25-year-old will miss the membership’s Europa League quarter-final in opposition to Braga, and the Scottish Cup semi-final in opposition to Celtic on April 17.
Morelos flew to London final week for a scan on the harm which noticed him return to Ibrox early from worldwide obligation.
After present process surgical procedure on his thigh, he’ll now be dominated out till pre-season coaching will get underway for the brand new season.
A membership assertion learn: “Following an harm sustained while on worldwide obligation with Colombia, Alfredo Morelos has undergone surgical procedure to his thigh.
“Our medical staff are happy with the end result of the operation and his rehabilitation programme is underway.
“He’ll return to coaching with the primary staff squad throughout pre-season.
“We want him effectively throughout his rehabilitation.”
Mark Hateley: Rangers have relied an excessive amount of on Morelos
Former Rangers ahead Mark Hateley believes the membership are paying the worth for a failure to put money into the squad, as a substitute over-relying on gamers like Alfredo Morelos.
“At this stage of the season, you want all people match that is going to have an effect on profitable stuff, goalscorers greater than any. Alfredo is that, he scores targets at each degree and a determine like him lacking is a giant loss,” he advised Sky Sports activities Information.
“Have we relied on him an excessive amount of? Presumably so. Why have we relied on him an excessive amount of? In all probability due to an absence of funding from carrying on from the tip of final season.
“When Steven [Gerrard] was right here he would in all probability be listening to Walter Smith. His recommendation was at all times to construct from a spot of power. Successful the league you at all times add to that. I feel the squad is an efficient squad however we have not introduced any contemporary blood in.”