Rangers Winger Oscar Cortes Faces Two-Month Absence Following Injury

Oscar Cortes is slated to spend the next two months on the sidelines due to an impending surgical procedure required for his injury, as disclosed by sports journalist Pipe Sierra. Sierra took to his personal Twitter account on March 5th to share this unfortunate update.

According to Sierra, Philippe Clement, Rangers’ manager, confirmed the severity of Cortes’ condition, branding it a “serious injury” sustained just before the team’s 2-1 defeat against Motherwell. The 20-year-old Colombian loanee is set to undergo surgery for a muscle injury in his posterior, necessitating a comprehensive rehabilitation period.

“Óscar Cortés (20) suffered a muscle injury in his posterior and will undergo a surgical procedure that will leave him off the field for about 2 months,” Sierra reported, quoting the manager’s assessment of the situation.

Despite still officially being a player for Lens, Rangers will oversee the entire rehabilitation process for Cortes. This development places an additional burden on Rangers, who have already grappled with a series of significant injuries throughout the season.

Manager Philippe Clement has faced the challenges posed by long-term injuries to key players such as Danilo, Abdallah Sima, Kemar Roofe, Kieran Dowell, and others at various points in the campaign. Cortes’ absence until mid-May is expected to further test the team’s depth and resilience.

The timing is particularly unfortunate for Rangers, as they strive to secure the Scottish title in a tightly contested battle with Celtic. Cortes, however, will not be available for Europa League duties, having been omitted from the squad list due to homegrown player constraints.