An injury expert has now dropped a new Glasgow Rangers claim on Aaron Ramsey ahead of their Scottish Premiership game on Sunday afternoon.
The Truths: Injury Retreat
The 31-year-old suffered a minor knock last week which consequently ruled him out of recent games against Dundee United and Borussia Dortmund, as well as a bounce-back game against Brentford in midweek.
The Wales international unfortunately has a history of injury problems dating back to his time at Arsenal and Juventus, so any minor setbacks could still worry the Ibrox faithful.
The latest: Dinnery reacts
Speaking to Football Insider, Ben Dinnery – who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis – claimed Ramsey’s kick is a ‘worry’ as it prevents him from getting minutes on the training ground, which in turn delays him. to regain the full form and sharpness of the match.
Dinnery said of the Rangers midfielder: “There is absolutely no doubt about his quality.
“But for context, he’s actually played more minutes for Wales than he has at club level this year. It is a concern.
“This little knock is nothing major when you look at it in the grand scheme of things.
“But it has this ripple effect on him of not being able to get minutes on the training ground and not being able to get competitive minutes in his legs.
“It’s this drip effect. It’s more frustrating than anything. You want players of that ilk out there to play.
“The fans will be absolutely gutted. They are dying to see him play regularly.
“It’s nothing to overtly worry about, but the training effect could delay his ability to return to full fitness.”
The verdict: Worrying
It is certainly worrying that Ramsey got injured so early in his career at Rangers, given his unenviable record on that front.
Coming on loan from European giants Juventus was such an exciting move for Light Blues fans, and they will no doubt be desperate to see him play as much as possible by the end of the campaign.
They’re not just fighting for the Premiership title, but also for the Europa League after knocking out Dortmund, and Giovanni van Bronckhorst will surely want Ramsey to be available as much as possible while battling on both fronts.
In other news, Andrew Dickson praised this Rangers ace for his performance against Dortmund at Ibrox