Dr Rajpal Brar claims that Danilo, a striker for Rangers, might not be ready to play for ninety minutes at a time and might not even participate in the Hearts match.
On Sunday, November 5, the Gers head to Hampden Park to play Hearts in the Scottish League in an attempt to get one step closer to winning their first trophy under Philippe Clement.
Due to a facial injury, Danilo missed his debut game on November 1st, when Rangers defeated Dundee 5-0. Clement believes Danilo is still a ways off from playing at his peak.
Discussing his situation exclusively with Ibrox News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said:
“Clement saying he’ll not be back to his 100 per cent for a bit is less about the facial injury itself and more of the fact that he’s missed game action which comes with a dent in fitness and loss in rhythm.
Additionally, he may also need time to adapt to wearing the mask and get the injury out of the back of his mind.
“Playing 90 minutes at a stretch is something that will gradually happen and he may not be ready for that yet.“
The 24-year-old moved to Ibrox in the summer and has still not fully adapted to life in the United Kingdom.
He may have got four league goals, but he’s not yet nailed his spot in the starting eleven – making five league appearances off the bench and starting just three games.
He’s also played the full 90 minutes of a game just once – in the 4-0 win against Livingston back in August.