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Aribo Suffers Injury Setback, Out For Six Weeks

Aribo Suffers Injury Setback, Out For Six Weeks

Joe Aribo is set for a spell on the sidelines after he suffered a setback with his ankle injury, reports Completesports.com.

Aribo has missed Rangers last two league games against Kilmarnock and Hamilton Academical due to injury.

The injury is however worse than initially feared.

There were worries that the Nigeria international would need to go under the knife, but he is now expected to spend up to six weeks on the sidelines.

“Joe Aribo has had a setback with an ankle strain and will be missing for four to six weeks,”Rangers manager Steven Gerrard told a news conference on Friday morning.

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“It’s a big blow with Joe. He is a player we rate rightly, it is actually good news as it was a situation that it could have required surgery and but he doesn’t and we hope he can be back in four weeks.
“It will be a blow however as he is a major talent.

“Allan McGregor will have a scan on his knee over the weekend and Jordan Jones has returned with a small quad issue.

“Cedric Itten, Borna Barisic and Jermain Defoe are all back in full training.”

Aribo has scored one goal in three leagus outings for Rangers this season.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Sad news, wishing him a quick and speedy recovery. SE Needs u bro. You might probably miss the upcoming friendlies but I believe Coach rohr can find ideal replacement. With players like ejaria and ejuke I believe our midfield will be lethal.
    Also a big shout out to obinna nwobodo, I hope this guy can be given a chance in the SE. He is talented. Could be the next exciting player. Check his videos on YouTube. Dont know the name of his club, which should be why he isnt recognized. But I think he is good enough for the SE.

    • Good decision making in the final third and he also falls deep into midfield to contribute to build up play but which coach would have the balls to call up a player in the Hungarian league??? By and large an emerging talent he is

    • Obinna Nwobodo, Ujpest Hungary. he’s been ripe for a move to a top ten league side. Will do well in Belgium, Netherlands or Portugal. I don’t know what’s stopping clubs from bidding for him

  • UJpest FC thats his club. Obinna nwobodo. I don’t know if he has moved to another club recently though

    • I just watched the guy now. He plays in Hungary. His club is based in the capital, Budapest. I don’t normally say this about Nigerian players I watch in YoutTube, but, dude, this Obinna guy is good. He’s a natural and even has Europa League experience. Victor Agali, do your work, expand your net and watch more YouTUbe videos for Rohr.

      • lanre 4 years ago

        The guy needs to get out of hungry. The league is too obscure. I dont know maybe he needs a good marketer. He used to play in the nigerian league and was once part of our youth teams.
        I dont know why no club has noticed him till now

  • GLORY 4 years ago

    That injury is not your portion Joe Aribo and must return to where it came from in Jesus Christ name. Amen.

  • Emmanuel 4 years ago

    I have been following Obinna from his days at Rangers of Enugu,he was such a delight to watch.He rose through the age grade of Nigeria Football.Saw some of his clips now he has even improved much more.I hear Besiktas are on his trails.

    I wish Aribo quick recovery.

  • Chairmanfemi 4 years ago

    It a big sad news with Aribo. Because it’s now obvious he is going to miss our upcoming friendlies in October.
    A star of the moment. Ndidi has been the tackler. Aribo since we got him has been the guy that moves the ball from Defence to Attack and brings others into play along the way something Etebo is lacking as CMF while Iwobi has been the man with the killer passes upfront.

    The question is who can replace him well against top African side like Ivory Coast and Tunisia? Someone mentioned Ejuke above, please note! Ejuke is a winger not a Midfielder. Another equal replacement is OVIE EJARIA. But we are not sure yet if he has been cleared to play for us. He suits that role well. In his absence we have Etebo, Nwakali, Azeez. Hopefully we discover someone that can fit in perfectly

    • It’s indeed a big sad news that our midfield jewel, Joe Aribo will be missing in action for the upcoming friendlies against Tunisia and Cote D’lvoire. It would be quite interesting to see him again testing his strength against African oppositions after his impressive showing against Ukraine and Brazil against whom he notched two goals.
      With his style of play, he has proven that he’s a midfielder with an eye for goal.

      I hope his absence would be able to throw up other midfield option like Ndidi/Etebo/Nwakali. I really would have love to see Ovie Ejaria but not sure of his eligibility I’m terms of International clearance.

  • pompei 4 years ago

    Obinna ‘s game reminds me of Liverpool’s Naby Keita. It could be argued that he is more gifted technically than Keita. He is a good player. Fast, skillful, a creative midfielder. Crosses and shoots well with both feet. Notably, at his club, he is used as a forward, playing a lot from the wings.
    He has been doing really well recently. He needs to keep doing that consistently to get Rohr’s notice. A move to a better club/league would not hurt him.

  • pompei 4 years ago

    Sad to hear that Aribo is injured. Bounce back even stronger!

  • Omo to be honest I just watched this obinna nwobodo clip and I must say am very much impressed the way he does create assists and also scoring from far yards is sometimes I was awe…the goal he scored from outside the box remind me of coutihno’s kind blessed with R2 on his feet..
    I’d be very glad if rohr can include him as aribo’s replacement cus this guy moves with ease on the ball.

    • Mercy 4 years ago

      He appears to be a winger to me. Majority of his goals and assists come from the wings

  • Goal ⚽️ 4 years ago

    Michael Olise of fc Reading will be a perfect replacement for injured Aribo , they both are left footed CM and skillful .

    He doesn’t need any FIFA clearance to play for us.

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      hmmm…..it seems owngoal.com is no longer a fake website….LMAO

    • Unicorn 4 years ago

      Except you wan lie Bros Goal. You got that info from so called OwngoalNigeria that you wrote against

      • Goal ⚽️ 4 years ago

        So you guys mean that one can’t know a player except you read about him? 
        Olise who was fantastic today in their 2-0 win that owngoal discovered?

        Abeg make una talk another thing.

        I just join omo9ja in discovering talent for Rohr.

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        Hahahaha…. what a sweet coincidence.
        It now happened that the same 5 facts given by owngoal.com this morning in their report about an hitherto unsung kid is the same 5 facts that uncle scouter dropped up there about a player he has never before mentioned on this platform despite the fact that Micheal Olise has been a regular at reading since last season….LMAO. Yet owngoal publishes like and fake news…LMAO

        Some people can lie…! Their own lies are beginning to catch up with them…LMAO. Dem wan shave our head wen we dey awake….LMAO.

        • Goal ⚽️ 4 years ago

          No one says that every report from owngoal are false.
          Just that they do  predict and sometimes they report what they think will happen or they report what someone they feel is close to the said players says about the issue.

          Not being credible doesn’t mean that all about  the site is fake but can be misleading sometimes.

          Examples are there to prove it but no need going further.

          • OK.
            But u saw that Michael Olise info there

      • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

        Hehehehehe…@Phil nor mind am…..rumblings of a kid just caught trying to”borrow” and extra piece of meat from the pot. They are beginning to recant. LMAO
        They are not credible, they are not credible, but you go there to read their articles and type comments here, claiming you “discovered” a player…LMAO

  • Omo9ja 4 years ago

    I wish you a quick recovery my Aribo. This is what I’m saying about the gaffer. Over relying on certain players is not encouraging.

    We have so many players Oga Rohr can choose from and I think without Aribo, Super Eagles can cope.

    It will be better for Oga Rohr to build two teams from these players.

    Late Amodu was the only coach that was able to achieve that if im not mistaken.

    Life will be much easier for the gaffer by doing this.

    I think I have contributed a lot in terms of scouting players for the coach and without Aribo, I’m pretty sure that Eagles will cope without him.

    If it is through that Mr. Rohr is going to replace Aribo with that guy my pikin Dr. Drey said, then, new day has come to the Nigerian football.

    I can’t wait to see the list. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      This is what you are saying about the gaffer, over-relying on certain players is not encouraging. So it is Rohr that as not seen Aribo since last November that over-relied on him and caused his injury….LMAO.
      Just tell us your mouth is itching…so you just have to look for something to say.

      Look for your pikin elsewhere….Lie cannot be a parent of truth…!

    • Omo9ja 4 years ago

      Lolz, this Drey is something else. So I’m not saying the truth ba? Sorry I meant to true. No wahala okay continue. God bless Nigeria!!!

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