QPR midfielder to make swift return from injury

Dyer could return in a matter of weeks

Kieron Dyer could return to training with QPR within ‘days rather than weeks’ after his foot injury was found to be less serious than first feared, according to the club’s head physio.

Dyer broke down after just seven minutes of Rangers’ opening-day clash with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, and was stretchered off amid fears that he had broke a bone.

Manager Neil Warnock later suggested that the midfielder had suffered only a soft tissue injury, and today physio Nigel Cox confirmed his optimism that Dyer’s return is imminent.

“The early indication we are getting is that the injury certainly isn’t as serious as first feared,” said Cox. “At first we thought it was a fracture, but we had an x-ray on the day and an MRI as well, and that’s shown that there’s no fracture.

“At this stage it looks like a soft tissue ligament injury. There has been a lot of swelling and Kieron is still in some discomfort, but it is moving forward quite rapidly.

“We are cautiously optimistic at this stage. If it does prove to be what we believe it is then we are looking at him returning to training in days rather than weeks.”

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