QPR are assessing injuries to midfielder Luke Amos and striker Lyndon Dykes, with the duo duo playing a reduced or no part in the club’s 0-0 draw with Bournemouth on Saturday, a report from West London Sport has revealed.
Amos was withdrawn with less than 20 minutes remaining in the stalemate with what looked to be a knee injury, although it seems the problem may not be all that serious.
According to this latest update, manager Mark Warburton confirmed post match that the decision to substitute Amos was taken as a precaution, in part due to his history of knee problems.
Dykes meanwhile was absent from the matchday altogether, something that has been put down to a slight thigh strain the striker is suffering from.
It is thought that having been on international duty with Scotland this week, Dykes was not considered fit enough for the clash with the Cherries, although he could return for Mark Warburton’s side when they host Preston on Wednesday night.
So far this season, Dykes has scored twice in four league appearances for QPR, following his summer move from Livingston.
Amos meanwhile, has started all five of the club’s league games this season, having made his loan move from Tottenham permanent during the summer transfer window.
This ought to be something of a relief for those of a Cardiff persuasion.
Both Dykes and Amos look as though they could have important roles for to play for QPR this season, so they are not going to want to lose either player with such a heavy schedule on the horizon.
Indeed, with so many games coming up in such a short space of time, the club will need as many players as possible available to help cope with the demands of playing so regularly, with injuries and suspensions potentially set to start taking their toll.
As a result, it does seem sensible for QPR to play things safe here, and you feel that is something they could now benefit from in the weeks to come.