Philippe Clement Confirms Rangers Are Assessing Injuries to Two Key Players

Rangers’ triumph in a hard-fought 1-0 win against Hearts in the Scottish Premiership was overshadowed by injuries, leaving manager Philippe Clement concerned about the mounting challenges his team faces. The Ibrox boss provided updates on the conditions of key players Borna Barisic and Tom Lawrence, both grappling with muscle problems.

In the aftermath of the game, Philippe Clement expressed his frustration over the injury woes that have plagued Rangers recently. He remarked, “It’s not good that you need to change players in the first half; it’s not good we lose Borna (Barisic) before this game, we lose Tom (Lawrence) also today.”

Regarding the specifics of the injuries, Clement explained, “We need to assess (Tom Lawrence’s injury) tomorrow. So we will look tomorrow to make a good assessment on that.” He added, “No, I don’t know (about Borna Barisic’s injury). It’s a small muscle problem, so I don’t know how long he will be out. Tom (Lawrence) is also a muscle problem, so we’ll see tomorrow if it’s bad or not.”

The Welsh international, Tom Lawrence, who has already faced injury setbacks during his two seasons at Ibrox, had to be substituted in the first half. This unfortunate incident compounded the challenges for Clement and the Rangers squad, especially with the news that Borna Barisic was the latest casualty to succumb to injury.

Clement highlighted the uncertainty surrounding the timeline for both players’ recovery, emphasizing the need for assessments before determining the extent of the injuries. “It’s not good that you need to change players in the first half,” he reiterated, underscoring the importance of having a full and fit squad, particularly in the midst of a tightly contested Scottish Premiership.