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Darnell Furlong sidelined with knee injury

QPR defender Darnell Furlong has been ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery on a knee injury sustained during last weekend’s game at AFC Wimbledon.

The 22-year-old went off early in the second half at the Cherry Red Records Stadium with a torn knee ligament - and QPR’s Head of Medical Services, Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad has confirmed the right-back is now set for a period on the sidelines.

“Darnell is looking at an approximate timescale of three months before he will be in a position to return to full training,” Ahmad confirmed.

“Scans have shown it’s a clean tear, which is good in the sense no further damage was caused and that enables the quickest possible recovery for this type of injury.

“Obviously it’s a real blow to get an injury of this nature before the start of the season, but Darnell is a very positive character and he will bounce back.”

Rangers boss Steve McClaren added: "This is a massive blow for Darnell personally, and for the team. He has looked great throughout pre-season and we are all gutted for him.

"However, I know the sort of personality Darnell is and he will be doing everything in his power to come back fitter and stronger than ever."