Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed Sandro will be out until early 2015 but admits the prognosis could’ve been a lot worse and the player is "lucky" his knee ligament damage was not worse.
Combined with a win by Burnley this afternoon, Queens Park Rangers 1-0 loss to Newcastle United sees them dead last in the Premier League.
Queens Park Rangers turned in a gritty performance against defending champions Manchester City and were able to earn a worthy point in a 2-2 draw.
Harry Redknapp with have the luxury of a fully fit squad when Queens Park Rangers welcome the stuttering Manchester City to Loftus Road with the Hoops coach hoping to cash-in on the Citizens indifferent form which has seen them beaten three times in their last four outings.
Charlie Austin's 62nd minute equalizer vs Chelsea was one of the nicest goals of the weekend.
QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 by the Football Association for comments he made on Twitter.
Opportunities for goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have been limited since the summer signing arrived from Reading in August but the reserve stopper was afforded his first Premier League start against Liverpool in game week eight with Rob Green side-lined because of illness.
Harry Redknapp provided a team news update on Thursday ahead of Saturdays’ trip to Stamford Bridge with the Hoops expecting to retain the same squad which took three points in the victory over Aston Villa at Loftus Road on Monday Night Football.
Charlie Austin scored a brace despite his team's inability to pass to secure a huge three home points.
Harry Redknapp has a number of injury concerns ahead of Monday nights’ crucial Premier League game against Aston Villa at Loftus Road with up to six midfield players at risk of missing out.
QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.
Eduardo Vargas scored twice after coming off the bench against Liverpool.
Queens Park Rangers are not only losing points but players as well with midfielder Sandro adding his name to the ever-growing list of first team squad members currently unavailable.
Harry Redknapp cut a forlorn figure post-match as his Queens Park Rangers team were left rueing a number of missed goal scoring opportunities to leave his side firmly planted to the bottom of the Premier League.
Queens Park Rangers suffered a cruel defeat to the hands of Liverpool as two own goals would make the difference in a 2-3 loss to the Reds.