Glasgow Rangers of Scotland new signing, Nnamdi Ofoborh has received words of sympathy from the Scottish Premiership club’s coach, Steven Gerrard, following reports that the Nigerian-born lad is suffering a heart defect.
Gerrard broke the news himself, following a medical for Ofoborh in the wake of his arrival from Bournemouth of England, and the former Liverpool captain admitted that the one-time Flying Eagles’ invitee will have to spend some time out of action.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Gerrard added that it is sad to accept that Ofoborh’s career will be put on hold after scans revealed a heart issue for the 21-year-old midfielder, who joined The Gers on a free transfer earlier this summer.
This follows what the gaffer described as a ‘medical red flag’ that emerged during checks on the player, and Gerrard threw further light on the issue after his side drew 2-2 with Arsenal of England in their latest pre-season friendly at Ibrox.
Gerrard told RangersTV: “I don’t think you’ll see him in the short term. 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.
“It’s disappointing and frustrating but we’ll have to manage and cope. The important thing is the player’s health, which we’ll obviously focus on first and foremost.
“Of course it is disappointing and frustrating for the player but I spoke to him yesterday, told him to keep smiling and be patient.
“We will do everything we can to support him, get him in front of the right people and the right support and hopefully he will be back, not too long.”