Rangers summer signing suffers injury blow, tests scheduled - confirmed
Former Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has admitted he doesn’t know how seriously injured Carlos Pena is after the Mexican midfielder was stretchered off on his first start for Cruz Azul.
Pena suffered the ignominy of being booed by his own fans as he was taken from the field as his loan spell in his homeland goes from bad to worse.
Cruz Azul suffered a 2-0 defeat to Nexaca to leave Caixinha with only one win in his first six games there and could now be without Pena for a lengthy period of time following his injury with him scheduled to undergo tests.
“Carlos will get tests on his foot, but at this stage we don’t know how serious the injury will be,” Caixinha said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
Pena joined Rangers in the summer but struggled to force his way into the starting XI before agreeing a 12-month loan move back to Mexico last month.
The 27-year-old was the Gers’ marquee signing after arriving from Chivas Guadalajara but struggled with the pace and physicality of Scottish football.
The 19-times capped midfielder scored four times in fourteen appearances for the Gers but never looked comfortable and the writing was on the wall for him after Caixinha was sacked by the Ibrox giants in October.
Rangers will be hoping any injury isn’t too serious as they look to try and recoup some of the £2.2million they spent to bring the Mexican to Scotland in June.
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