The Queens Park Rangers midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has suffered a third severe injury in as many seasons, reports the BBC. The Argentine landed awkwardly after a challenge during Rangers’ midweek League Cup loss to Burton Albion, and now faces 6-9 months on the sidelines.
It is the third injury of a similar type that Faurlin has picked up in as many years. The 28 year old injured his right knee in January 2012, and his left knee in November 2013. The player has now suffered a third bout of ligament damage, despite the knock appearing minor when it first occurred. Subsequent scans and examinations have revealed the extent to the latest injury, however, and it will keep the midfielder out of action for the majority of the coming season.
Faurlin joined QPR in 2009, signing from Argentine side Instituto. He was voted the club’s player of the season after his first year at Loftus Road, and was an instrumental presence during the side’s promotion to the Premier League in 2011. He has not managed to compete too extensively in the English top flight himself, however, so long has he been unfit.
Rangers manager Harry Redknapp was available to pass his opinion on the unfortunate turn of events. ‘We’re all desperately saddened and disappointed for Ale,’ said Redknapp, ‘He is a great man and player, and he’s suffered terribly bad luck over the last few years with injuries.’ The player will now embark on another period of rehabilitation, and will hope that his career shall no longer be blighted by knee problems.