ANGEL Rangel has left QPR but will be assisted by the club throughout his rehabilitation after sustaining an injury towards the end of the 2019/20 season at Luton Town.
The 37-year-old spent two years at the club and was a popular figure amongst players and fans.
Rangel suffered a torn Achilles at Kenilworth Road and underwent surgery last month.
Rangel said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at QPR during these two seasons.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank firstly the players for their efforts and the great team spirit built inside the dressing room.
“Also, the people working at the club in any role for always being helpful, the fans for their continuous support in good and bad times and the medical team led by Immy (Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad) and Aaron [Harris] who have been incredibly supportive through the whole process.
“Finally, I want to thank the gaffer (Mark Warburton) and his coaching staff for always believing in me.
“To stay around the club for my whole rehab is great news and I couldn’t be more delighted after a big setback in my career.”
R’s boss Warburton added: “Angel has been a fantastic role model for the younger players during his time at the club.
“While he is no longer contracted to QPR we want to ensure that, as with all players, his health and welfare are taken care of.
“Everybody at the club thanks him for his services and wishes him a speedy recovery.”
Rangel made 41 appearances during his time with the R’s, scoring twice.