QPR have been dealt a huge blow as Bobby Zamora has been ruled out for three months with a hip injury.

The striker who joined from West London rivals Fulham in January and helped the club to Premier League safety will have to undergo surgery.

It looks like that QPR, who are currently bottom of the league, are going to be in a relegation  battle again this season and will have to fight most of it without Zamora who picked up the injury in training.

A statement from the club on the official website said: “R’s front-man Bobby Zamora is set for a period on the side-lines owing to injury.

“The 31-year-old striker will undergo an exploratory operation following a recent hip injury sustained in training.

“The injury is likely to see Zamora side-lined for approximately three months.”

Zamora is the club’s top scorer with three goals in 10 appearances and his injury means Djibril Cisse is the only fit striker currently at the club.

QPR remain the only club to yet win a league game after 12 attempts and it is believed that manager Mark Hughes’ job is on the line.

The former England striker missed the club’s latest defeat against fellow strugglers Southampton 3-1 and is still waiting to hear about a set date for the surgery which is believed to keep him out until February.

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