Rangers star’s mysterious absence from loan club explained by current manager

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Rangers lender George Edmundson’s continued absence from Derby County is due to injury, manager Wayne Rooney said.

The 23-year-old Ibrox defender was loaned to the Rams in January after failing to return to the Gers camp following a high-profile Covid-19 breach earlier in the season.

Rangers loan star George Edmundson had impressed early in his Derby County career. (Photo by Jon Hobley / MI News / NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The defender was also limited to just two appearances at Ibrox this season before the November incident.

Although initially impressed at Pride Park – making six league appearances since February – Edmundson has not been seen in white since mid-March.

This has had a lot of Rangers fans questioning the absence with fears about its impact in the south and what it would mean for the defender’s future in Ibrox or elsewhere.

But as it turns out, the defender suffers a hernia injury shortly after a similar situation necessitated surgery just before moving south.

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Manager Wayne Rooney has raised the possibility of another surgery, clarifying when the player is expected to return to play after failing in the club’s last four games.

“Before George came to see us (on loan from Rangers) he had a hernia operation and he has a hernia on the other side,” Rooney said. [Derby Telegraph].

“It’s a decision we have to make whether or not he has surgery, but I think he will be out for two or three weeks.”

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Derby boss Wayne Rooney has revealed that a hernia was the cause of Edmundson’s mysterious absence. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / Getty Images)

Alongside Jordan Jones, Edmundson was suspended for seven games after being caught attending a party in west Glasgow in November.

His partner in crime has a little better luck on loan as he emerged victorious against another loaner from the Gers in a clash in Ligue 1 last week.

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