Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has disclosed new signing Nnamdi Ofoborh’s career will be put on hold after scans revealed he has a heart problem.
The 21-year-old midfielder, who featured at the 2019 U20 World Cup in Poland, joined the club on a free transfer from Bournemouth this summer, but a medical “red flag” has emerged.
After his side drew 2-2 with Arsenal in their friendly at Ibrox, Gerrard told RangersTV that it will take long time before he can come back to the game.
“I don’t think you’ll see him in the short term,” he said.
“Unfortunately something has flagged up with his ECG, which is the heart test.
“We’ve got top medical people here at the club now and we check all the players thoroughly from head to toe when they arrive.
“Unfortunately there’s been a bit of a red flag with a heart issue so he’s going to see some specialists in the coming weeks and we need to do more tests before we move forward.”
Gerrard further told Rangers TV: “Of course it’s disappointing and frustrating for the player, but I spoke to him yesterday and I told him to keep smiling and be patient and we’ll do everything we can to support him, get him in front of the right people to give him the right support and hopefully he’ll be back before not too long.”