Philippe Clement confirms bad injury update to key man despite win over Kilmarnock

According to Philippe Clement, it might take a few days for Rangers to determine the severity of Oscar Cortes’ possible hamstring injury.

The gifted 20-year-old forward from Colombia has been playing well since joining the team on loan from RC Lens, and he once again looked impressive in the final 2-1 triumph over Killie.

But as Rangers supporters anxiously watched the young player clutch his hamstring halfway through the second half, Oscar Cortes was substituted in for Scott Wright.

When questioned about Oscar Cortes’s situation following the game, Philippe Clement stated that he would need a few days to provide an update on his injuries.

Philippe Clement on the injury to Oscar Cortes
During a press conference held after the game, the Rangers manager bemoaned the team’s continued injury issues.

Going into the summer and the upcoming season, Clement reaffirmed his commitment to fixing the team’s ongoing medical problems.

When asked how Oscar Cortes was feeling following the game, Clement responded, “No idea for the moment.” Since it’s still early, we’ll check in with him tomorrow or the day after to get a clear idea of how exhausted he was or if there was more.

“Hopefully not, as we already lack enough players. That’s something that has to be worked on in the upcoming months and definitely in the season preparation.

Kilmarnock win to come at cost?

With the matches coming thick and fast Rangers will want Oscar Cortes to be available with hamstring issues always potentially complicated.

Rangers have had a series of long-standing injury problems all season long with the club missing Kieran Dowell, Alex Lowry, Todd Cantwell, Abdallah Sima, Rabbi Matondo, and Danilo as things stand.

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Whilst the 2-1 Scottish Premiership victory over Kilmarnock made it ten wins on the bounce for Rangers, the club’s forward line is under increasing injury pressure and Philippe Clement clearly hopes the issue will relent.

Rangers fans will have their fingers crossed that Oscar Cortes isn’t out for any length of time through injury as they look to continue their assault on another three competitions.

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