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Rangel and Cameron face injury lay-off

ANGEL Rangel and Geoff Cameron are both set for spells on the sidelines through injury while Tomer Hemed could also be out, Dr Imtiaz Ahmad has confirmed.

Rangel was unable to finish last weekend’s game at Leeds United and will undergo surgery next week, ruling him out for up to eight weeks, while Cameron came off at half-time at Elland Road.

Ahmad, QPR’s Head of Medical Services, explained: “Angel has torn a tendon in his upper thigh.

“We have seen a specialist and, having discussed his options, it was agreed that surgery is the best course of action. Sadly this means he will be unavailable for approximately eight weeks.

“Geoff has damaged ankle ligaments. He is still in a boot at the moment in order to reduce the swelling.

“Once the swelling goes down, these injuries tend to respond well to conservative treatment. We will have a better understanding at that time of how long Geoff will be out for.”

Ahmad also confirmed striker Hemed could be set for a spell out.

“Tomer is struggling with a groin problem,” he revealed.

“He has had an injection and we hope this will ease the problem. However, if this doesn’t have the desired impact we will review Tomer’s options with the specialist.”

Defender Grant Hall has also been unavailable in recent weeks, but Ahmad is hopeful it won’t be too long before the defender is in contention for a return to Steve McClaren’s squad.

“Grant has a minor thigh strain,” he explained.

“I am pleased to say he has made steady improvements and is now back outside and running. We are hoping he will return to full training next week.

“I would also like to add that he is having no problems with his knee which is very good news.”