QPR midfielder Jermaine Jenas is currently nursing a long-term injury that could take more than six months to heal properly, but his club have not given up hope on the midfielder returning to action in the near future. The 31-year-old former England international has suffered several injuries over the course of his career. The latest is a cruciate ligament injury that is rumoured to have put him on the verge of announcing his retirement. Jenas was one of the key players for QPR in their promotion campaign last season. However, manager Harry Redknapp will not be able to rely upon the former Tottenham star in the first few months of the new season.
Despite this, the player is reportedly in good spirits and is hoping to return to training as soon as possible. This was according to QPR’s medical Chief, Peter Florida. He stated that the player recently went in to get the opinions of the specialist last week. He is expected to undergo a full repair of the cruciate ligament in order to avoid a repeat of the same. Florida accepted that Jenas has been one of the players who has been really unlucky in terms of injuries, which has followed him from his days at Newcastle up until now.
“JJ has completely ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. We’ll be taking him to see a specialist later this week to decide the next course of action. At this stage it would appear he’ll require a full repair, which is likely to keep him out for between six to nine months. JJ is in fairly good spirits all considering. He’s been unlucky throughout his career with injuries, but he’s in a positive frame of mind. Unfortunately he’s just one of these very unlucky players when it comes to injuries,” said Florida.