By Dr Rajpal Brar

1st Sep, 2023 | 3:53pm

Injury Expert drops medical claim as Rangers want eye Leicester City defender Harry Souttar transfer

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Leicester City defender Harry Souttar is expected to pass his medical if Rangers end up signing him on transfer deadline day, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert gauged the setback he suffered in 2022 when he ruptured his ACL and was out of action for almost the entirety of the year.

He returned back to action in November and ended up moving to Leicester City – where he then got relegated from the Premier League.

The Scotsman tipped Gers to complete the signing of the 24-year-old Australia international on Friday.

Discussing his situation exclusively with Ibrox News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said, “His rehab was nearly 11 months long which is on the longer side these days so he should be passing his medical.

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It also bodes really well overall for his recovery so I’d put him in a less risk category than players who return quicker

The average is 7-9 months usually and these players are generally categorised as high risk as they may not have recovered properly.

A lot of times, players are pushed to make a quicker comeback and that’s not what happened with Souttar.

Harry is the brother of John Souttar – who’s started the season as the club’s first-choice centre-back.

It is evident that Rangers need to make new signings before the deadline, especially in defence as they’ve been shipping in goals for fun.

Hopefully, if not Souttar, they bring in someone else who improves the first team as they desperately need to bring in fresh faces.

In other Rangers news, a manager at an English club has broken his silence as Gers now explore move to sign an international defender.