RANGERS striker Alfredo Morelos could be set for a Colombia call-up after one of their key strikers picked up an injury.

Gremio forward Miguel Ángel Borja was replaced in the 64th minute with a suspected ankle sprain in his side's 2-1 defeat to Sport Recife in the early hours of this morning.

The Colombian talisman is expected to undergo medical examinations to determine the severity of his injury, which is initially expected to be up to seven days.

Frozen out of the squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers, Morelos could be set to return to his national team for the first time since his nine-minute Copa America cameo in a 2-1 defeat to Peru in June.

The 26-year-old has continued his reliable form for the Gers, scoring five goals this season including the winner in their crucial 2-1 victory at home to Hibs on Sunday.

Colombian News outlet 90 minutos believe the Rangers star could be next in line to replace the injured Borja with their first qualifier coming as near as Friday.

Released earlier today, the outlet have revealed the national team have begun preparations for the first of three important World Cup qualifiers on Thursday night as they face a trip to Uruguay.

Many players from Europe, Mexico and Brazil are still missing, as they opted to play with their clubs at the weekend.