By Joe Ellis

14th Jul, 2022 | 9:40am

Rangers ace Filip Helander suffers further injury problems in pre-season

When it rains, it pours for Filip Helander as the Rangers defender has suffered yet another injury setback during pre-season training.

The Swedish international missed a large chunk of the 2021-22 season with a knee injury that caused him to have surgery but he had joined up with Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad for a training camp in Portugal.

But since then, Helander has pulled up again and is now set to see a specialist and undergo tests to determine how bad his new injury could be, as reported by the Scottish Sun.

His entire stay at Ibrox has been littered with injury layoffs having made only 60 appearances for the club in the three years he has been in Glasgow, a number which some players got near in just the 2021-22 campaign alone due to the Europa League and Scottish Cup final runs.

Too much

We are getting close to the point where we have to say enough is enough for Helander because we can’t be having ambulance chasers like him at the club, taking up valuable wages.

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He might be a decent player and someone who could make an impact on the side but we are never going to be able to see that at this rate because his favourite position is on the physio’s bench.

We have Connor Goldson now secured to a four-year deal and Calvin Bassey partnered him exceptionally well last season before we added John Souttar from Hearts over the summer along with youngster Leon King.

There is almost no room at the inn for Helander as a result so perhaps now is the time to sell him if we can, although his fitness means that a medical is basically out of the question for now.

It’s been fun while it lasted but the time has come for the Swede.

In other Rangers news, one of the Light Blues’ B team stars is currently on trial in Europe and set to play in a friendly on Friday (15 July).