Gio van Bronckhorst in Rangers injury update as trio's return timelines provided – Football Scotland

  • September 18, 2022

The trio are all continuing to work their way back to full fitness
Giovanni van Bronckhorst has revealed Tom Lawrence should return to action after the international break – but was less positive about John Souttar and Filip Helander.
Lawrence suffered a knock during Rangers' win over Ross County last month and hasn't featured since then but could be back as soon as the game against Hearts on Saturday, October 1. However, the news isn't so bright for Souttar and Helander as they both yet face lengthy periods of time on the sidelines.
Souttar played an active role in pre-season for the Ibrox club but hasn't played since their win over Livingston on the opening day of the Premiership campaign. While Helander has yet to make an appearance this season at all and hasn't featured for Rangers since April. Van Bronckhorst also provided an update on the fitness of Kemar Roofe, with the timescale for the striker's return still being very much up in the air.
He said: "Hopefully we will have Tom after the break. Tom has a good chance to be available again.
"For us it is good that there is the break now so Tom has two weeks extra to recover. It is going to be close for Hearts, but somewhere in that period we should have him back.
"John and Fil will take longer. They won't be back after the break. Souttar and Helander will not be in the coming weeks.
"Kemar Roofe? We will have to see if he is one of the players who can come back really quick or if he maybe takes a longer time."
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