Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been pictured back in the gym as he works his way back to fitness from a thigh injury.
The Colombian international was ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery last month but, with the Europa League final just a few days away, some supporters on Twitter couldn’t help but wonder whether he can make a miraculous recovery ahead of the game on Wednesday:
Imagine if he made it eh? That would be amazing. No chance though. Hopefully back for pre-season
— Crawford Hume (@crawford_hume) May 13, 2022
Would be unreal if he made it 😍
Fitting too lol
— Chris Cherry (@ChrisChirry) May 13, 2022
As soon as the europa league music finishes on Wednesday, the undertakers music will play and Alfie will appear in a ploom of smoke 😂
— Let's Gio (@stuart723) May 12, 2022
Ooofftttt Alfie comes on in the final and gets the winner 🏆 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
— Dax (@dax977) May 12, 2022
@nickersmc1 imagine the scenes if he was even on the bench Wednesday
— Stewart Hamilton (@StewHamilton92) May 12, 2022
You know he'd risk 6 more months of injury just for a 40/60 chance of making the bench in the final, this is his competition 🔥
— 🐺Angelus🐺 (@AngelusB4) May 12, 2022
He couldn't could he….. Could he??!!
— Sammy Allan (@sammyallan84) May 12, 2022
Omg what a boost this would be even on bench
— Robert Gordon (@bobbyg2443) May 12, 2022
Imagine though 😍
— 👤 (@FacelessRanger) May 12, 2022
Just to be clear. There is NO chance of Morelos playing against Eintracht Frankfurt. Gym work is all part of the recovery process, and it will be a fair few weeks before the 25-year-old is back out on the grass.
From the look of things, though, the forward should have no issue being ready for the beginning of pre-season. After his much-improved form in the second half of the campaign, Morelos’s return will be keenly anticipated by fans.