Zamora injury deals another blow to struggling QPR
LONDON (AP) Struggling Queens Park Rangers will be without striker Bobby Zamora for about three months because of a hip injury, dealing another blow to the Premier League's last-place team and its under-pressure manager Mark Hughes.
QPR says Zamora will undergo an "exploratory operation" after hurting his hip in a recent training session.
Zamora joins off-season signing Andrew Johnson on the long-term injury list, leaving Hughes short of strikers as the team attempts to avoid relegation. Djibril Cisse is the only other out-and-out striker in the squad.
Hughes' job is widely believed to be under threat, with QPR winless in its opening 12 league matches with only four points.
Updated November 21, 2012