BOBBY Zamora could be out until Christmas after surgery on a damaged knee. The QPR striker went off at half time against Birmingham on Saturday in what looked to be a tactical substitution.
But it emerged he had an operation on the knee yesterday (Tuesday) and will be out for a long spell, according to coach Joe Jordan.
“Bobby’s injury is in to the months, and at least a month plus,” he said. “He hurt it in the Birmingham game.”
Rangers will also travel to Yeovil on Saturday without fellow striker Andrew Johnson, midfielder Junior Hoilett, and defender Nedum Onuoha.
The latter pulled up in a first-half tussle against Brighton in the 0-0 draw, and Hoilett limped off against Birmingham.
It got worse on a night when Rs went top when Jordan revealed Johnson has had a reaction in training to a knee problem, and all three plus Zamora (pic) will be missing for the trip to Huish Park.
It also signals a dive into the transfer market for replacements with Spurs striker Harry Kane top of the list.
Jordan added: “You can take it we’ll be looking for players if the right players are available, which is not easy if you’re restricted to loans.”
The point gained was welcome but Jordan rued opportunities missed against Brighton.
He said: “We had by far the better chances, and had we taken the lead it would have changed the game.
`'We would have preferred to go top more convincingly, but when you look at the three teams that came down last year and they struggled, we’re very pleased with our start.”