QPR’s Field progressing well in recovery from knee injury

Mark Warburton says QPR midfielder Sam Field is making excellent progress in his comeback from a knee injury.

Field made a permanent move from West Brom following a successful loan spell but has missed the start of the season after suffering a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee during training in July.

The 23-year-old was ruled out for between three and four months but has been given the all-clear by the surgeon who performed the operation to increase his rehabilitation workload.

“The brace is off. He saw the surgeon last week, who was really delighted with the progress,” Warburton said.

“Sam is here working away here every day and when he returns along with Lee Wallace it will be like having a new signing.

“For all these boys, you don’t want to be injured for two reasons; one you are missing football, two they are here with the (medical) guys working them really hard in the gym.

“Be it the boxing sessions, the bike sessions, the rehab sessions on the pitch, they get worked really hard so that they are prepared to come back into first-team training.

“They get battered to get them in that position. Sam is working hard and Luke (Amos) has  gone through that process.

“It’s part and parcel of football but you never want to lose players through injury.”

Amos, meanwhile, is being lined up for a return to first-team action in next week’s Carabao Cup game against Everton.