Abdallah Sima Opens Up About Senegal Injury, While Philippe Clement Delays Prognosis

Rangers forward Abdallah Sima has opened up about his deep “sadness” after a hip injury forced him to withdraw from Senegal’s AFCON campaign. The 22-year-old Brighton loanee, who has been in stellar form for Rangers this season with 15 goals, had earned a well-deserved call-up to the Senegal squad, raising hopes for an impactful international debut.

Sima, one of the rising stars from the west African nation, expressed his disappointment over the “long period” injury that has compelled him to return to Rangers for early treatment. Despite the setback, he reached out to his supporters in a message on social media, thanking them for their unwavering support during this challenging time.

In his message, the Ibrox attacker conveyed his heartfelt sentiments, stating, “It is with a feeling of sadness that I announce to you that I will not be able to continue the competition, but my heart and my strength will remain with this group who I hope will go and get the trophy for our beautiful country because they deserve it.”

Philippe Clement has also been speaking about the devastating injury to Abdallah Sima this weekend.

Claiming that he will wait until the forward is assessed by the Ibrox side’s own medical department, fans are hoping the problem doesn’t rule Sima out for more than the some eight games he might’ve missed with Senegal at AFCON.

”It’s always dangerous to hear those things when they happen when you’re not there,” said Clement following the 4-1 Scottish Cup win over Dumbarton.