Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo copped a thigh strain that seems likely to keep him out of the dead rubber Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier (AFCONQ) against Lesotho.
The Rangers star participated in a light training session yesterday evening and sustained the injury. He was instead seen by club doctors.
While a final decision will not be made until this afternoon, he appears almost certain to miss Tuesday’s match.
The doctors could not make a full diagnosis yesterday because of the inflammation in the thigh but they fear that he may have torn some of the muscle fibre in his thigh.
The left-footer joined The Light Blues in the summer of 2019 and is contracted to the Scottish Premiership champions until the end of the 2022-2023 season.
Aribo shares the same Nigerian agent as Everton playmaker Alex Iwobi and the intermediary holds close links with English Premier League, Bundesliga and French Ligue 1 clubs.
Rangers paid Charlton Athletic £300,000 compensation fee for Aribo because his contract had already expired.
Aribo has been heavily involved for the Super Eagles since the conclusion of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, starting seven games from a possible nine.