Rangers travel to Pittodrie to face Aberdeen on Sunday and could be without their highest goalscorer Alfredo Morelos.
The Colombian missed Wednesday’s clash against the Dons due to an hip injury he sustained against Dundee last Friday.
Interim boss Graeme Murty revealed via the club’s YouTube channel prior to midweek’s 3-0 win over weekend’s opponents: “Alfredo at the moment is under the care of our physios.
“He took a really nasty bang to his iliac crest, and there is a lot of swelling in that area – it is very sore. It is too soon to make a decision on him.”
Morelos hit the ground running upon arriving Ibrox in the summer, finding the net with reckless abandon as he scored 8 goals in his first 9 games across all competitions.
However, the 21-year-old has been on a goal drought in his last 10 games, and will need to bounce back from both his injury and barrenness in front of goal soon.
Morelos’ early season form had him dreaming of a spot in the Colombian squad for Russia 2018 World Cup, but his outside chance might have suffered a huge hit due to his recent struggles.
Nevertheless, an impressive run from now till May can still put the former HJK hitman in frame for his country’s provisional list for the summer competition.
Morelos’ layoff might just serve as needed rest for him following a challenging dry spell, and considering his potential and talent, there is no doubt he’s strong enough to bounce back stronger from the double blow ahead of the Aberdeen clash or after it.