QPR magician may have completed his last trick

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Alejandro Faurlin damaged his anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in his career in November at Loftus Road.

"That's twice he's had it now. Once you've had it..." Redknapp said no more.

Alejandro Faurlin is a unique player in QPR's team and his loss has been felt this season, a long with a number of other high profile injuries. QPR hadn't lost a league game in which Faurlin had featured.

Faurlin joined the Hoops in 2009 in a move that caused some controversy, but endeared himself to the QPR fans with his wonderful trickery in a season that saw him win both the supporters Player of the Season and the Player's Player of the Season.

I was at the game when Faurlin injured himself against Derby in November and until that point his performance had been the best on the pitch – at the time I was happy to see him go off – until learning the extent of the injury. 

The 27-year-old has made 115 appearances for the west London club and is undoubtedly a fans favourite, a player whose performed consistently well at a time when player's have come and gone at QPR. 

Player's have recovered from this injury, as well as worse. Derby club captain Shaun Barker dislocated his knee cap, and ruptured medial, anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligaments as well as damaging his patella femoral ligament against Nottingham Forest in 2012. Two years to the day of the injury Barker jogged for the first time. 

Stuart Holden of Bolton has damaged his knee a further three times after initially damaging it in 2011 but is on his way back to being match ready. Faurlin undoubtedly has a great medical team around him at QPR who will all be doing their best to get the playmaker back to full fitness. 

The loss of such a great player would be more than just a loss to QPR. Let's hope we can see Faurlin performing again soon back in the Premier League with his team, but Redknapp certainly isn't doing his best at filling anyone with hope.

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