Kenny could return for Man Utd clash

QPR goalkeeper Paddy Kenny could return for his team’s game against Manchester United next weekend.

Rangers initially feared he would require surgery and be sidelined for up to two months, but a recent follow-up scan showed his injury was healing quickly.

And after another week of intensive treatment, Kenny has returned to light training and is hoping to practise with the rest of the squad on Tuesday.

“I’ll hopefully be fit and available for the United game.”

Doctors struggled to diagnose the exact nature of the problem, which was causing Kenny pain in his hip and upper hamstring.

Bizarrely, the injury seems to have been triggered when Kenny landed awkwardly on the drawstrings at the bottom of his training top while diving to make a save several weeks ago.

“I had a scan and it showed fluid in the hip and there was also a tear in my glute muscle,” Kenny told West London Sport.

“In the last week or so though it’s felt a lot better. The swelling has gone down and it seems to be healing.

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“I’ve spent a lot of the last week in an oxygen chamber and it seems to have worked. I’ve done a bit of light training and hopefully on Tuesday I’ll be able to make more progress.

“As long as everything goes well, I’ll hopefully be fit and available for the United game.”

The 33-year-old played through the pain barrier in Rangers’ recent win at Stoke because second-choice stopper Brian Murphy is currently out with a knee problem.

Despite a painkilling injection, Kenny was subsequently unable to play against Norwich and the Premier League refused QPR permission to sign another keeper on loan.

“I had to play at Stoke but then the problem really came to a head,” Kenny added.

“Fingers crossed though next week will go well and I’ll be ready for the United match. I really hope so.”

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