Born on the 21st of June in 1996, Alfredo José Morelos Aviléz is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Premiership side Rangers and the Colombia national team.
The Colombian footballer, Morelos began his professional career at Independiente Medelln in 2011 at just 15 years old and worked his way up through their academy ranks before being promoted to the first team by Hernán Daro Gómez on 13 July 2014, when he made his debut in the Copa Colombia group stage draw with Rionegro Aguilas as a substitute.
Before making the permanent switch to Helsinki side HJK, Morelos played for Colombian club Deportivo Independiente Medelln throughout his professional career. For a rumored sum of $1 million, he went to Scotland in June 2017 to join Rangers. Currently, Morelos retains the club record for most European goals with 29 goals.
Alfredo Morelos Injury
After having surgery on a thigh injury, Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos has been sidelined for the remainder of the season. He was expected to be sidelined for “a couple of weeks,” according to manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, after missing Sunday’s Old Firm loss to Celtic.
After having surgery on a thigh injury, Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos will miss the remainder of the season.
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After missing the Old Firm loss to Celtic on Sunday, manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst said he expected the Colombian to be out for “a few weeks.”
He will be unable to play in the club’s Europa League quarterfinal against Braga, as well as the Scottish Cup semi-final on April 17 against Celtic.
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Last week, Morelos traveled to London for a diagnostic on the injury that forced him to return to Ibrox earlier than expected from international duty.
Having had surgery on his thigh, he will be sidelined until the start of preseason training for the next season.
“Following an injury suffered while on international service with Colombia, Alfredo Morelos had surgery to his thigh,” stated a club statement.
It was a successful procedure, and his recuperation is now in full swing.
Mark Hateley, a former Rangers striker, says the club is paying the price for a lack of investment in the team and over-relying on players like Alfredo Morelos.
A team’s ability to win depends on its goal scorers more than anybody else at this point in the season. A player like Alfredo is a huge loss because he scores goals at every level,” he told Sky Sports News.
Colombian attacker Alfredo Morelos has been ruled out of Sunday’s Old Firm match with a thigh injury.
Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Venezuela will also be without the participation of the 25-year-old.
As a result, the Ibrox striker, who now has 18 goals to his name, will be returning to his club for treatment.
Celtic leads Rangers by three points going into the match at Ibrox.
Alfredo Morelos had been used in several high-profile matches despite previous muscle complaints and being substituted in the Red Star Belgrade clash.
When Dundee beat Celtic 2-1, the striker was shown strapping around his thigh.
Rangers’ decision to send Alfredo Morelos on international duty with Colombia has sparked a debate over whether or not they should have done so.