BOBBY Zamora may have to postpone a much-needed hip operation for the rest of his QPR career.
Boss Harry Redknapp reckons the striker serving the last of a three-match suspension against Reading tomorrow, could be out for up to a year if he was to have surgery on a troublesome injury picked up in November.
Zamora (pic) has managed the problem by getting treatment at half time during matches as well as standing the entire 15-minute break in case his hip seized up.
But as Rangers look odds-on for a plunge to the Championship, his manager warns the 32-year-old may only play a fleeting role next season as Rangers bid to bounce back at the first attempt.
Redknapp said: “Bobby needs an operation, but he will be out another 10 months or a year if he has the op and that would be to the end of his contract - and that’s going to be difficult.
“We’ll keep him going and you need a player who can play twice a week because there’s so many games in the Championship.
“You need fit players. That’s why I’m hoping Andy Johnson can come back a fit player as well.”