Queens Park Rangers have been dealt a blow ahead of their final ten games of the season.
Matt Smith is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury last week in training.
The problem subsequently saw him miss out on last weekend’s defeat to Stoke City.
It’s a positive outcome to what was considered a much worse injury.
QPR will now be without their impressive front man for the foreseeable future until some point after the international break.
The Hoops are down in 18th place in the league and above the relegation places by ten points.
This is bittersweet news for QPR – on the one hand, yes, they have lost Smith for a few weeks, but on the other, it is not as bad as first thought.
So that is surely a positive, right?
QPR are ten points above the drop zone, so I think they will be fine – Smith being out is an inconvenience, for sure, but it could have been much worse.