QPR midfielder Luke Amos is likely to miss the rest of the season, the club has confirmed.
Amos was replaced with 18 minutes remaining during Rangers’ goalless draw with Bournemouth on Saturday after hobbling off with a knee problem.
And the results of the 23-year-old’s scan he underwent on Monday have been returned – showing a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament to his right knee.
It means that Amos, who’d started all five of QPR’s Championship matches this term, will undergo surgery and is expected to be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign – with the usual timescale for this type of injury between six and nine months.
Amos moved to Loftus Road from Tottenham on a permanent deal during the summer window after a successful loan stint in West London last term.
But this another major blow for the midfielder, who suffered a similar injury playing for Spurs Under-23s in August 2018, just days after being handed his Premier League debut by Mauricio Pochettino after forcing his way into the first-team reckoning.
That stoppage-time cameo against Newcastle turned out to be his only first-team appearance for Spurs before he made the switch across London having recovered from a 12-month lay-off.
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This is truly sickening luck for Amos.
One ACL rupture is considered extremely unfortunate, but two in the space of 26 months is horrible luck.
Hopefully he recovers as quickly as possible and can return to the form he was showing in the early weeks of the season.