Blow for QPR's survival hopes as 8m Remy faces TWO MONTHS on the sidelines with groin injury
15:22 GMT, 4 February 2013
15:27 GMT, 4 February 2013
QPR fear that 8million striker Loic Remy could be out for two months with the injury he suffered in training last week which forced him to miss Saturday's 0-0 draw with Norwich.
The France international scored on his QPR debut in the 1-1 draw at West Ham after signing from Marseille during the transfer window.
Headache: Remy's injury leaves Redknapp short of options up front
Rangers boss Harry Redknapp was hoping that Remy could spearhead the club's survival bid as they look to bridge the six-point gap to safety in their remaining 13 games.
But now he faces the prospect of being without Remy for the next six games – including relegation clashes at Aston Villa and Southampton in March and possibly the visit of Wigan in April.
Redknapp initially said the injury was a tear after the Norwich game, but assistant manager Joe Jordan told the BBC it was a 'slight strain'.
Off to a flyer: Remy scored on his debut
'I have no idea how long he will be out. We will have to see how he is on Sunday and Monday,' Redknapp said.
'It was in the last minute of training, and he just struck a ball and felt it go.'
After failing to land Peter Crouch and Peter Odemwingie on deadline day Remy's injury leaves Bobby Zamora and Jamie Mackie as Redknapp's only fit first-team strikers.