New setback for R's striker
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
QPR striker Tony Thorpe's injury jinx has struck again as he will be out for six weeks.Queens Park Rangers striker Tony Thorpe's injury jinx has struck again and he has been joined on the sidelines by Martin Rowlands.
Both players face six weeks out of action, with Thorpe suffering from a knee injury and Rowlands a broken foot.
The injury is particularly bad timing for Thorpe as the 30-year-old has only recently returned to fitness after a three-month lay-off with an ankle problem.
He was making just the second appearance of his comeback against West Ham at the weekend when he was forced off after half-an-hour.
Scans have shown that Thorpe has torn his medial knee ligament and he is unlikely to return for the Championship club until Christmas.
A similar timescale has been placed on the return to fitness of Rowlands, who suffered his injury against Burnley at the end of last month.
The R's have now confirmed that the midfielder broke the second metatarsal bone in his foot and he faces six weeks out of the team.