Rangers Defender Connor Goldson Ruled Out for Season with Knee Injury

Rangers defender Connor Goldson has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury in training, according to manager Philippe Clement.

The 31-year-old center-back collided with a teammate during a training session and required a scan that confirmed a medial ligament problem. Goldson has already missed Rangers’ last two matches and his absence will be a significant blow for the club as they chase trophies on two fronts.

“It is, of course, a blow,” Clement admitted. “He has played 48 games this season. He has played a lot of good games, he is one of the leaders in the team and he does that role really well.”

Goldson’s leadership qualities were evident even after learning of the extent of his injury. Clement continued, “That was also one of the first things he said to me, that he wanted to be in the dressing room for the next couple of games although he cannot play, to be there for the boys and support them.”

“So that is also a positive thing from his side, the commitment he has to this group and this club,” Clement concluded.

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Goldson’s absence is a major setback for Rangers as they sit three points behind league leaders Celtic with four matches remaining in the season. The Gers also face Celtic in the Scottish Cup final later this month. Clement will have to find a way to replace Goldson’s experience and leadership in the heart of the Rangers defense.