Steven Gerrard reveals 21-year-old new Rangers signing Nnamdi Ofoborh has a heart problem and will have to put his career on hold after a ‘red flag’ was raised during medical tests
- Rangers signing Nnamdi Ofoborh has found a heart problem in his medical examination
- Manager Steven Gerrard said the 21-year-old’s career is on hold as a result
- Gerrard said it is ‘disappointing and frustrating’ but player health is the priority
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says new signing Nnamdi Ofoborh’s career will be suspended after scans revealed a heart problem.
The 21-year-old midfielder came to the club on a free transfer from Bournemouth this summer, but a medical ‘red flag’ was raised during his medical examination.
After his side drew 2-2 with Arsenal in their friendly against Ibrox, Gerrard told RangersTV: “I don’t think you’ll see him any time soon.
Steven Gerrard (left) revealed new Rangers signing Nnamdi Ofoborh (right) has a heart problem
‘Unfortunately, something has been detected with his EKG, that is the heart test.
“We now have top medical officers here at the club and we check all players thoroughly from head to toe when they arrive.
“Unfortunately there has been a bit of a red flag with a heart problem so he will be seeing some specialists in the coming weeks and we need to do more testing before moving forward.
Ofoborh, 21, joined Rangers on a free transfer from Bournemouth earlier this summer
“It’s disappointing and frustrating, but we’ll have to do it.
“The most important thing is the player’s health, which is of course our primary focus.
“Of course it’s disappointing and frustrating for the player, but I spoke to him yesterday, told him to keep smiling and be patient and we will do everything we can to support him, put him in front of the right people and the right people.” get support and hopefully he’ll come back, not too long.’