Alfredo Morelos: Rangers striker sent home with ‘muscle injury’ ahead of Old Firm derby
Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been despatched household by Colombia with a thigh injuries forward of upcoming Sunday’s likely pivotal Aged Firm derby.
The 25-calendar year-old, who played no aspect in Thursday’s Planet Cup qualifying acquire around Bolivia, will also be left out of Tuesday’s crunch match with Venezuela.
The ahead, who has netted 18 targets for the Ibrox side this time period, will now return to his club facet for remedy.
Rangers path Celtic by three factors forward of the recreation at Ibrox.
Victory for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s gentlemen in next weekend’s derby will go them stage on points with their town rivals as they aim to retain their Scottish Premiership crown.
Morelos has continued to spearhead the Dutchman’s attack in spite of wearing a strapping on his thigh in new club games.
Having said that, Colombia’s selection to send him home will raise speculation about his potential to play a total portion as Rangers encounter Celtic in both equally the league and Scottish Cup semi-last, additionally two legs versus Sporting Braga in the Europa League quarter-finals, for the duration of April.
“Soon after accomplishing healthcare assessments on Morelos, a muscle mass damage in the left thigh was verified,” the Colombian FA reported in a statement.
“For this rationale, the striker is named off to begin his restoration get the job done.”