Rangers star Alfredo Morelos might be risked in opposition to Celtic on Sunday (3 April) regardless of the actual fact he isn’t absolutely match.
That is the view of damage professional Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries website and has a background in drugs and knowledge evaluation.
BBC Sport reported final Sunday (27 March) that Morelos, 25, had been despatched residence by Colombia with a muscle damage in his left thigh.
The striker’s nationwide workforce, who finally missed out on qualification, made the choice forward of their closing pair of important World Cup qualifiers.
Rangers path Celtic by three factors forward of Sunday’s Scottish Premiership conflict at Ibrox.
And Dinnery fears that the magnitude of the title race showdown might “cloud the judgement” in relation to the ultimate determination on Morelos.
“Any different recreation aside from Celtic, I’d have critical misgivings about him being concerned,” he advised Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.
“We know the way essential he’s. Does that cloud the judgement of the supervisor?
“The concern is that, if it had been a non-competitive recreation and he’d returned residence, I’d be much less anxious.
“But the truth that it was a World Cup qualifier and he has been despatched residence, that’s not a superb indication.
“They weren’t ready to take any dangers with him. The journey time doesn’t give us many days earlier than that Celtic recreation.
“Maybe he isn’t 100 per cent however might nonetheless be concerned. It’s concerning the danger and reward.
“There can be discussions with the participant and the supervisor and any determination can be made on the final minute.
“But it’s a fear. Even whether it is only a minor thigh pressure, there’s the fear that he may exacerbate that.”
Morelos has scored 19 instances and provided eight assists in 42 appearances this season.
The first leg of Rangers’ Europa League quarter-final in opposition to Braga takes place subsequent Thursday (7 April).
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