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Filip Helander: Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says defender out for ‘foreseeable future’ after surgery | Football News


Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed defender Filip Helander has undergone surgery on a knee injury and will be missing “for the foreseeable future”.

Helander suffered the injury in Saturday’s 2-1 win over St Johnstone and required a stretcher to leave the pitch at McDiarmid Park.

The 28-year-old will now miss Thursday’s Europa League match against Lyon at Ibrox and Gerrard says it will be “at least a few months” before the defender returns.

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Helander was carried off on a stretcher against St Johnstone on Saturday

“Helander will be missing,” Gerrard said at his pre-match news conference.

“He has had surgery in the last 48 hours and will be missing for the foreseeable future.”

Connor Goldson missed the win over St Johnstone after he was forced to self-isolate because of coronavirus protocols.

However, the 28-year-old has now been cleared to face Lyon and is likely to partner Leon Balogun in central defence.

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Highlights of the Scottish Premiership clash between St. Johnstone and Rangers

“Connor Goldson comes back and is available for tomorrow,” added Gerrard.

“I am confident we have cover and will manage despite being disappointed Filip is missing.”

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