Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has disclosed that new signing Nnamdi Oforboh will not feature for the club in the short term due to a heart issue.
The Nigeria midfielder linked up with the Gers on a free transfer from Sky Bet Championship club Bournemouth this summer.
Gerrrad revealed that Oforboh has been referred to specialists after a routine heart scan detected some possible cause for concern.
“I don’t think you’ll see him in the short term,”he told Rangers TV after Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
“Unfortunately something has flagged up with his ECG, which is the heart test.
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“We’ve got top medical people here at the club now and we check all the players thoroughly from head to toe when they arrive.
“Unfortunately there’s been a bit of a red flag with a heart issue so he’s going to see some specialists in the coming weeks and we need to do more tests before we move forward.
“It’s disappointing and frustrating but we’ll have to manage and cope.
“The important thing is the player’s health, which we’ll obviously focus on first and foremost.
“Of course it is disappointing and frustrating for the player but I spoke to him yesterday, told him to keep smiling and be patient and we will do everything we can to support him, get him in front of the right people and the right support and hopefully he will be back, not too long.”Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.
Best wishes Nnamdi…you did well at the U20 world cup
My happiness is that the scan has exposed the issue. When you catch it early, it can usually be managed and the threat minimized or even eliminated. The problem is when it goes undetected. God forbid. Nnamdi should see this as a big blessing in disguise, and thank God for his mercies. It shall be well with him.
Recall how Kanu came back stronger after that serious problem with a heart valve Thank goodness the medical facilities overseas are first class