By Ben Dinnery

16th Nov, 2021 | 5:00pm

Injury expert reveals how many Rangers games Roofe will miss after 'worrying' setback

Rangers forward Kemar Roofe will definitely be sidelined for this weekend’s game against Hibernian and could be ruled out for even longer.

So says injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Roofe was taken off with an unspecified injury in Jamaica’s 1-1 World Cup qualifier draw with El Salvador on 13 November.

Jamaica-based journalist Simon Preston reported two days later that Roofe was on his way back to Scotland.

It is understood that he will not feature for the Reggae Boyz in tonight’s (16 November) meeting with the United States.

Rangers face Hibs in the League Cup semi-final on 21 November, with a Europa League clash against Sparta Prague four days later.

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Dinnery claims that Roofe’s immediate return to Glasgow does not bode well for his chance of featuring in either match.

It’s always important to look for context,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“It’s often the case that players will return from international duty early when they’ve picked up a knock and they are back for the following game.

“Sometimes there is nothing at stake. In that case, players are more likely to be sent back with just a knock.

“But that he was released from the squad when Jamaica could still possibly qualify for the World Cup is worrying.

“I would definitely rule him out for the next game, and I would suggest he’ll be a doubt for the next few as well.

In other news, Nottingham Forest line up January move for Rangers target John Souttar.