By Dr Rajpal Brar

20th Sep, 2023 | 11:10am

We’re delighted to welcome injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the injury situation at Rangers...

Rangers striker Danilo will be wearing protective equipment on his face once he returns to action, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert iterates that while facial injuries take a few weeks, there’s a likelihood of him being out for several weeks.

An example of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been cited and there is a chance that the Brazilian forward has multiple and fragmented fractures that may require additional operations.

Discussing his situation exclusively with Ibrox News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said, “Best case scenario is that the fracture is limited to the cheekbone and doesn’t go into the eye socket or other areas.

The worst case scenario would be multiple and fragmented fractures that require further surgery.

His timeline really depends on the severity of the injury as we’ve seen players come back as early as 20 days like Kevin De Bruyne following his facial fractures in the Champions League final to months in the case of Victor Osimhen.

He will very likely wear a protective mask for the foreseeable future and out several weeks.”

Danilo scored the opening goal on Saturday (16 September) against St Johnstone and repaid Michael Beale’s faith in starting him.

He appeared to be looking sharp and one would’ve fancied him to find another goal before the end of the game.

However, his horrific injury saw him on the field for just 20 minutes and before full-time, he was already in the hospital undergoing treatment.

In other Rangers news, a never-seen-before player was spotted in Gers training on Monday amid a recent international development.