By Dan Carter

18th Sep, 2023 | 7:40am

Rangers injury news as Danilo set for several weeks out at Ibrox

Danilo is set to be out of action for several weeks having suffered a fractured cheekbone in Rangers’ win over St Johnstone, according to the Daily Record.

The newspaper reported on its website on Sunday (17 September) that the Brazilian forward will likely be missing for the coming weeks having clashed heads with Liam Gordon early in the contest at Perth as he opened the scoring with an excellent header.

Having arrived from Feyenoord for £6million this summer, Danilo was one of the more expensive signings of Michael Beale’s big summer revolution at Ibrox and despite having a difficult start to the campaign, he impressed in the short time he was on the pitch against the Saints.

However, it was obvious the 24-year-old was in some pain after the collision and as he walked off of the field the area around his eye was incredibly swollen and puffy. Given the strength of the header from both players, it’s little surprise Danilo will be out for a while.


Beale’s business this summer was not only intended to provide the Light Blues with more quality across their starting XI but also strength in depth. Having signed multiple forward options, the Ibrox boss should be able to find a replacement for his main forward.

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What is so frustrating about the timing of Danilo’s injury was the fact that the short period he was on the pitch in Perth was arguably the best he has looked in a Rangers shirt so far, especially his header which was a genuinely special finish.

With games coming thick and fast now that European fixtures begin this week, there is no better time for the likes of Cyriel Dessers, Abdallah Sima, Kemar Roofe and Rabbi Matondo to step up and show they’re capable of firing the Gers to victory.

Without a consistent goal scorer, the pressure will only continue to mount on Beale and calls for him to leave Ibrox will remain unless the Light Blues start finding the net more often. Now there’s no Danilo, Beale must prove he isn’t relying on one player to keep him in the job.

In other Rangers news, Manuel Pellegrini has said he’s focused on home games ahead of Real Betis’ visit to Ibrox