Mackie to miss start of season
Forward continues recovery from leg-break
Last Updated: July 18, 2011 2:22pm
Mackie: Comeback from injury has been delayed
QPR striker Jamie Mackie is set to miss the start of the season as he continues his rehabilitation from a broken leg.
The 25-year-old suffered the injury during an FA Cup third round tie at Blackburn in January, instantly ruling him out of the remainder of the London club's promotion season.
Mackie initially aimed to be back in time for the start of the new Premier League campaign on 13th August, but after consulting with surgeons and head physio Nigel Cox he has had to put his comeback plans on hold.
"Jamie has been doing really well. He has worked very hard throughout the summer and has done everything he can to speed up the recovery process," Cox told the club's official website.
"His own personal aim was to be fit for our first game of the season, although that was always going to be a very tight target.
"We visited the surgeon again last week for a check-up, and it appears the fracture itself needs a little more time to heal, so we need to be careful.
"There is nothing Jamie could have done which would have helped to speed up the process, it is simply a case of waiting for the bone to heal.
"It means Jamie's target will have to be adjusted but the good thing is that he is a naturally fit lad and very strong."