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Alex McLeish has claimed that Rangers forward Kemar Roofe is set to miss a minimum of two-to-three weeks of action with his latest injury setback.

The striker hobbled off from the Europa League clash against Royal Antwerp last week with another calf problem, making his last few months torture at Ibrox.

McLeish admitted that Roofe should be visiting a specialist in that field sooner rather than later, and they have become “fantastic” outlets for clubs struggling with injuries nowadays.

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Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “A calf injury, when you’re doing one of the muscles, it’s generally two to three weeks.

“That’s depending on the seriousness of the issue. Kemar has had problems in the past, and is it something that’s going to niggle at his career at Rangers?

“The specialists will be on it, we know that the treatment of players now is much improved. The technology they have is fantastic.”

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Steven Gerrard has confirmed a similar timescale to McLeish, meaning Roofe could be back in time for those potential title celebrations at Celtic.

This is starting to become a real worry, though.

Roofe’s problems are starting to mount, and it has been some time since he was putting together consecutive starts and scoring for fun at Ibrox.

Alfredo Morelos is back from his ban and should be able to fill that gap easily, but everyone would love more options for that deadly duo to continue.

In other Rangers news, Derek Ferguson slams James Tavernier after latest injury blow

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