Glasgow Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard has calmed frayed nerves of club fans over Joe Aribo state of injury following his positive comments on Thursday.
Aribo’s initial two weeks injury was extended to eight weeks after his return was marred by a reoccurring ankle problem which required a further six weeks in the physio room.
Aribo then missed the Ibrox side’s last six fixtures and the manager fears the knock was worse than earlier anticipated -but insisted the Super Eagles midfielder will not require any surgery.
The Nigeria international is still set to miss several important matches but has hinted at the confidence he’ll return ahead of schedule.
But Gerrard has assured the club teeming fans that the Nigerian is making steady progress towards full recovery as injury continue to ravage the club this season
“Joe Aribo and Kemar Roofe won’t make it but are progressing well,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
While some of the club fans think the club’s training method could a major cause, others believe Rangers’ doctors are not doing more than enough to protect the players and ensure they return early enough from injuries.
“One does wonder if we just have bad luck with injuries or if we need to refresh our medical team. This is becoming an absolute joke. Elite athletes get injuries this is getting a bit much. What we are saying right now between Jack, Itten, Roofe and Aribo we have 20m+ we cant use,” @Colinmcp1872 said on his Twitter account.