Queens Park Rangers have been hit with a huge injury blow after Leroy Fer suffered damage to his knee ligaments in the 2-0 win over Sunderland, Skysports reports.
The 25-year-old was amongst the scorers for his side as QPR picked up their first away victory of the current campaign.
A tackle from Black Cats midfielder Liam Bridcutt forced the Dutch international to be stretchered off in the 75th minute, with new loan signing Mauro Zarate taking his place.
This will be seen as a huge blow for the club as Fer has been in impressive form so far, notching four goals and supplying two assists in 23 starts this season.
A statement released from the team’s official website revealed the extent of his injury, as he is now set to miss up to ten weeks of football.
He was confirmed to have suffered “a medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee.”
Their latest victory has moved QPR out of the relegation zone as they sit 17th, level on points with 18th place Aston Villa, two points away from 19th place Burnley, and five away from rock-bottom Leicester City.