Rangers midfielder Nicolas Raskin has confirmed that he won’t be going away on international duty with Belgium’s Under 21s.
The 22-year-old has revealed he has picked up a minor injury that will prevent him from linking up with the squad.
In terms of the consequences for Rangers, many fans on Twitter are hoping that Raskin isn’t out for an extended period of time:
Hopefully nothing serious
— 🇬🇧Coplandbear🇬🇧™ 5️⃣5️⃣🏆 (@Coplandbear1872) March 20, 2023
That’s him out for the season then 👀
— nmf (@nmf99999) March 20, 2023
Hopefully being rested as a precaution.
— William Lambert (@WLAM1872) March 20, 2023
7-10 days 🙈
— David M (@Davidmc50660735) March 20, 2023
Did it dawn on anyone among the hysteria that it might be a precaution and it’s a GOOD thing he’s not being risked for internationals?
— CP (@CPO55) March 20, 2023
We all know how this goes.
Either nowhere to be seen for months or will only just make the OF game only to be MIA during the game then not seen again for a few games after that.
— Amato86 (@Amato861) March 20, 2023
7-10 days 🙄
— HazelMary (@bluehabibti) March 20, 2023
Good if it’s small
— John Buchan (@JohnBuc00737739) March 20, 2023
The midfielder has the best part of ten days to recuperate before the Light Blues’ next fixture against Dundee United on April 1st. You would think that would give him a fair amount of time to recover.
However, as some supporters have pointed out, Rangers players don’t generally return to fitness when scheduled. Considering he has performed well since arriving from Standard Liege in January, manager Michael Beale will be keeping his fingers crossed that the player isn’t on the treatment table for any longer than anticipated.