CHARLIE Owens has been ruled out for six months following surgery on a knee problem.
The 22-year-old midfielder had the operation last Tuesday (23rd June) and now faces a prolonged period on the sidelines.
QPR’s Head of Medical Services Dr Imtiaz Ahmad told www.qpr.co.uk: “It is extremely disappointing for Charlie.
“He had surgery again in January 2020 for a torn cartilage in his right knee. Despite everyone’s best efforts and a number of specialist reviews, Charlie has still been suffering from persistent knee pain and swelling that has affected his end-stage rehabilitation.
“As a result of this, another operation on the knee was deemed necessary.
“This is not a decision that was taken lightly. A second opinion was sought which sadly confirmed the need for further surgery.
“Realistically, rehab will take approximately six months.
“Charlie is naturally disappointed but he is a very determined and focused individual who will do everything he can in the upcoming months to return stronger than ever.”
R’s boss Mark Warburton added: “Charlie showed his undoubted quality through a strong pre-season and this is therefore an obvious loss to the squad as well as a big disappointment for the player.
“However, he is receiving outstanding medical care and support, and with his strength of character we are all looking forward to seeing him return to first team action.”