QPR star Johansen ‘fine’ after injury scare

QPR midfielder Stefan Johansen

QPR boss Mark Warburton has admitted he feared the worst when Stefan Johansen appeared to injure his hamstring against Bristol City.

The influential midfielder struggled to finish Saturday’s game as Rangers were beaten 2-1 after a stoppage-time Nahki Wells winner for the Robins.

It turned out Johansen was in pain because of cramp rather than anything more serious – much to Warburton’s relief.

“He’s fine. He just had a bit of cramp,” said Warburton.

“I must admit my heart went a little bit when I saw it because I thought it looked like a nasty hamstring injury.

“But it’s quite high up and it was just a nasty cramp.”

Johansen is not expected to be involved in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Everton.

“It’s been three games in a week now and I haven’t had that for a while,” Johansen said on West London Sport’s YouTube channel.

“But it’s no problem. I’m fine to go.”

Luke Amos is being lined up for a return to first-team action after his long-term knee injury, while defender Jimmy Dunne is among the fringe players also likely to feature.