Nicolas Raskin Breaks Silence on Injury Setback as Rangers Prepare for Europa League Opener

Nicolas Raskin has opened up about the unfortunate injury that has temporarily sidelined him. This revelation came after Michael Beale shared the disappointing news that Raskin would be unavailable for the crucial Europa League group stage opener against Real Betis. Raskin’s absence further compounds the injury woes facing the Ibrox team, which is already missing the services of Todd Cantwell and Danilo due to injuries.

Raskin, who has established himself as an indispensable asset for Rangers, was undoubtedly slated to be a key player in the match against Real Betis. However, his calf problem has forced him to the sidelines temporarily, much to the chagrin of both the player and the coaching staff. In an effort to keep fans informed and reassure them of his commitment to returning to action as swiftly as possible, Raskin took to Instagram to share an update on his injury. He wrote, “Unfortunately, I incurred a small injury. I’m trying to get back as quick as possible!”

Beale, addressing the media, provided further insight into the injury situation, saying, “Nico Raskin is out with a calf problem – Raskin, Cantwell, and Danilo will be missing. We still have options in midfield – we are losing a good player, but we have good ones coming in.”

Beale also provided an update on Danilo’s condition, noting, “Danilo has had successful surgery on the affected areas. He will be back in non-contact training come the end of the international break. He will come into non-contact training to begin with – he had surgery on Monday, so the speed in getting this done is good. He has been in great spirits since.”

The string of injuries to Cantwell, Raskin, and Danilo is far from ideal for the Rangers. However, Beale expressed hope that Kieran Dowell would be back after the Livingston game. Furthermore, the coach hinted at the possibility of giving opportunities to academy players in upcoming domestic games, stating, “We have academy players coming through, and there might be an opportunity for them in the domestic games coming up.”

Beale also acknowledged the potential of new players who have had sufficient time to acclimatize to the team. He emphasized the readiness of the squad’s attacking players, who will be expected to showcase their quality and contribute to the team’s success.