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Monday, April 09, 2007

Gareth Ainsworth Breaks Leg

First there were a couple of posts on the messageboard saying he'd broken his leg...Then it became confirmed by others citing other news sites. And now it's officially confirmed. So best of luck and speedy recovery to Gareth Ainsworth.

OFFICIAL SITE - "Fractured Fibula"

Gareth Ainsworth suffered a fractured fibula in the R's 3-2 victory against Luton Town at Loftus Road.

The Rangers fans' favourite was forced from the fray midway through the first half of the R's Easter Monday clash with their local rivals.

The midfielder was immediately taken to hospital where an X-ray revealed he has sustained a spiral fracture of his left leg.

Ainsworth and physio Prav Mathema will visit a consultant in the next 24 hours, at which stage the extent of the injury will be fully understood. QPR Official Site

Player Reaction Official Site

Dexter Blackstock dedicated the R's victory to Gareth Ainsworth, who suffered what appeared to be a serious leg injury against Luton Town.

The R's winger picked up the injury midway through the first half versus the Hatters, somewhat souring the R's victory celebrations at full-time.

"It's a result tinged with great sadness,'' Blackstock told www.qpr.co.uk.

"Gareth's suffered a bad injury and we're gutted for him. That victory is for him and all the lads wish him all the best with his recovery.''

Blackstock took his goals tally to 13 with a brace against the Hatters, before Paul Furlong rounded off a stunning comeback with a late, late winner.

"It was a crazy match,'' said Blackstock.

"The first goal bounced perfectly for me and it was just a case of hitting the target.

"There was a little bit of gamesmanship after the penalty had been awarded, but I just had to keep my nerve and thankfully I sent the keeper the wrong way.''

Blackstock was also full of praise for the R's match-winner: "We're all delighted for Furs,'' he said.

"You can't buy his sort of experience and after his penalty miss against West Brom, it was fitting that he came up with the winner.''


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