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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reveals new signing Nnamdi Ofoborh, 21, has coronary heart situation and will be unable to play for now

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reveals new signing Nnamdi Ofoborh, 21, has heart issue and will not be able to play for now


STEVEN GERRARD revealed new Rangers signing Nnamdi Ofoborh has a coronary heart situation and will be unable to play for the foreseeable future.

The midfielder, 21, joined the Scottish champions on a four-year deal this summer season following his launch from Bournemouth.

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Steven Gerrard confirmed new Rangers midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh has a coronary heart downside[/caption]

He agreed a contract again in February however the Gers medical employees found the underlying downside after they accomplished their checks this summer season.

And it spells unhealthy information for the Nigeria Below-20 worldwide.

Talking after his facet’s 2-2 pleasant draw with Arsenal on Saturday, supervisor Gerrard advised RangersTV: “I don’t assume you’ll see him within the quick time period.

“Sadly one thing has flagged up along with his ECG, which is the center take a look at.

“We’ve acquired high medical individuals right here on the membership now and we examine all of the gamers totally from head to toe after they arrive.

“Sadly there’s been a little bit of a crimson flag with a coronary heart situation so he’s going to see some specialists within the coming weeks and we have to do extra exams earlier than we transfer ahead.”

Ofoborh got here via the academy at Bournemouth and made 5 first-team appearances however spent the final two seasons on mortgage at Wycombe.

He turned out 33 occasions for the Chairboys, scoring twice – together with the membership’s aim of the season of their promotion-winning marketing campaign of 2019-20.

However after securing his switch to Ibrox, the previous Cherries starlet’s profession has been placed on maintain.


Gerrard added: “The necessary factor is the participant’s well being, which we’ll clearly concentrate on in the beginning.

“After all it’s disappointing and irritating for the participant however I spoke to him yesterday, advised him to maintain smiling and be affected person.

“We’ll do all the pieces we are able to to assist him, get him in entrance of the appropriate individuals and the appropriate assist and hopefully he can be again, not too lengthy.”

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Ofoborh got here via the youth ranks at Bournemouth and loved two mortgage spells at Wycombe[/caption]