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QPR lose Zamora for three months

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Bobby Zamora will not be available to QPR until next year © PA Photos
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Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that Bobby Zamora is facing three months on the sidelines as he is to undergo a hip operation.

Zamora, 31, was absent from the squad that lost 3-1 in the Premier League against Southampton last Saturday - a result which ramped up the pressure on manager Mark Hughes.

The striker is now set for a spell on the sidelines after a club statement said he is to undergo an "exploratory operation following a recent hip injury sustained in training."

Zamora signed for QPR from Fulham for £6 million in January and has since scored five league goals in 24 appearances. His club are currently bottom of the table following a winless start to the season.

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