Rangers centre-half Connor Goldson could be out for months with a serious thigh injury he sustained in the defeat to Liverpool on Wednesday night.
The 29-year-old pulled up after beating Darwin Nunez to the ball and clearing his lines just before half-time.
With Filip Helander and John Souttar also out for the long term, and Ben Davies having had his own fitness problems this season, fans on Twitter are very concerned about the state of the Gers’ centre-back options:
Goldson potentially missing a fair period would be a real blow. Both he and Tav have played so many games in the past few seasons & barely missed a half. Losing one for months while the other is clearly nowhere near his usual self is the stuff of winter nightmares.
— FF (@Follow_Follow_) October 13, 2022
Goldson set to be out for over a month, possibly months. Makes an absolute mockery of the decision to let @LeonBalogun go, which was already a brain dead decision in the first place.
— Kendal (@Kendal__RFC) October 13, 2022
Goldson, Helander and Souttar all out for months sums up our season
— RoyalNavy2704⚓ (@unbawmcgaw) October 13, 2022
I’m reading goldson is out for months. If so that’s the season done. Helander isn’t coming back niether is souttar. Presuming gio will go with sands and Davies given he’s probably just destroyed kings confidence last night. An avoidable shambles we could all see coming.
— Aaron R (@AaronRo85) October 13, 2022
News of Goldson out for 4-6 months is the worst thing to happen since Liverpools 7th goal
— Matthew 🏴🇬🇧 (@Matt_RFC1872) October 13, 2022
Over the next few months, the doubters are gonna realise just how important Goldson is.
— Dunk (@DunkM96) October 13, 2022
Losing Goldson will be a huge setback for manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst. The team’s capitulation in the second half versus Liverpool was partly down to the defender’s absence and you do have to question how they will cope going forward.
Signing a player on a free transfer is a possibility but, with the World Cup just over a month away, it may not be worth bringing someone in who may need a number of weeks to get up to full fitness. We shall have to wait and see what the club decides to do.