Bobby Zamora will miss the next three months of the season after bottom-of-the-table QPR revealed the striker is to have surgery on a hip injury.
QPR look set for another fight for survival this season, which has been made all the more difficult by news Zamora requires surgery on a hip injury sustained in training.
The England international has been struggling for a while with the hip complaint that worsened recently.
Zamora is now awaiting a date for surgery that the Hoops reveal will keep him out until February.
"R's front-man Bobby Zamora is set for a period on the sidelines owing to injury," QPR said on their official website.
"The 31-year-old striker will undergo an exploratory operation following a recent hip injury sustained in training. The injury is likely to see Zamora sidelined for approximately three months."
Zamora missed that game through the hip complaint that leaves him sidelined alongside former Fulham strike partner Andrew Johnson, who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in September.