Joe Aribo: Super Eagles midfielder ruled out for 6 weeks with ankle injury

Joe Aribo: Super Eagles midfielder ruled out for 6 weeks with ankle injury

- Joe Aribo has been ruled out for about six weeks due to an ankle injury

- The 24-year-old picked up the knock after scoring one of his side's goals against St Johnstones

- Aribo will be a great miss for Rangers according to their manager Steven Gerrard

Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo will be out of action for the next six weeks after suffering an ankle injury last month.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard confirmed the development during his pre-match conference on Friday, September 11.

The 24-year-old England born Nigerian star has not missed three key games for The Gers who welcome Dundee United to the Ibrox Stadium for their seventh game of the season.

Gerrard also revealed that Aribo's injury will not require surgery which is a big relief to him personally, but insisted that the player's absence will be greatly missed by the club.

Joe Aribo has had a setback with an ankle strain and will be missing for four to six weeks,” Rangers manager Steven Gerrard told a news conference on Friday morning.

Joe Aribo: Super Eagles midfielder ruled out for 6 weeks over ankle injury
Joe Aribo in action for the Super Eagles during an international friendly against Brazil. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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It’s a big blow with Joe. He is a player we rate rightly, it is actually good news as it was a situation that it could have required surgery and but he doesn’t and we hope he can be back in four weeks.

It will be a blow however as he is a major talent. “

Allan McGregor will have a scan on his knee over the weekend and Jordan Jones has returned with a small quad issue."

The manager however heaved a sigh of relief after three of his players re-joined the club and they will be available for selection. “Cedric Itten, Borna Barisic and Jermain Defoe are all back in full training.”

So far this season, the Super Eagles attacker has found the back of the net in three Scottish League appearances this campaign. earlier reported that Victor Moses made an anonymous donation to his former club Wigan Athletic where he played between 2010 and 2012 in a bid to assist the club which is currently rocked in financial crisis.

The Wigan Athletic Supporters Club opened a crowdfunding channel online seeking about £750,000 to help the club from further crisis having recently been relegated from the Championship to League One.

Although the former Nigerian international made an anonymous donation to the cause, the fundraisers wanted to make sure the Chelsea winger received his deserved recognition.

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