Queens Park Rangers’ summer signing Sam Field could potentially miss the start of the 2021/22 campaign after sustaining a knee injury, according to West London Sport.
The 23-year-old picked up this injury in training and is due to have a scan today to determine how serious this setback could be, after only joining the Championship side from West Bromwich Albion just over two months ago.
Field made 45 senior appearances in just over five years since making his professional debut for the Baggies, having graduated from the West Midlands side’s academy and was shipped out on loan twice due to a limited number of first-team opportunities at The Hawthorns.
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However, he only appeared 18 times for Charlton Athletic during the 2019/20 campaign after joining the Addicks on a season-long loan deal and his career seemed to be stalling, before going out on a second temporary spell earlier this year to Queens Park Rangers.
He made one more appearance than his Charlton total in just half a season for the west London side and did enough to earn a permanent move to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this summer.
However, the midfielder may now miss the start of the season if his scan produces a negative outcome and if this is the case, he will have to wait a little longer to make a fresh start in the capital.
Considering his previous injury problems and the fact the knock is serious enough for the 23-year-old to have a scan, this is a major blow for Mark Warburton who faces seeing one of his key players on the sidelines before the league season has even kicked off.
With the midfielder playing a regular amount of football earlier on in the calendar year, the club will be hoping this is either a minor injury that keeps him out for a matter of days or an anomaly in what could be a bright QPR career for Field if he stays fit.
One consolation for the Championship outfit is the fact they still have fellow new signing Andre Dozzell, Dominic Ball and Luke Amos to call on as options in the middle of the park.