As such, the fact he is missing QPR's friendly with Atalanta has made R's fans 'panic' on Twitter.
But the reported Newcastle and West Ham target has told supporters not to worry, explaining that the real reason he has missed the game is simply due to the fact he has only trained twice so far this week.
Only trained twice this week that is why I'm not playing today don't panic— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin9) August 2, 2015
The 26-year-old could be the most realistic option up front for both Newcastle and West Ham. The Magpies have already signed Aleksandar Mitrovic, while Steve McClaren denied on Saturday night that there has been any contact with QPR over a move for the forward.
West Ham, meanwhile, could be in greater need of Austin, with Andy Carroll and most recently Enner Valencia being ruled out for lengthy periods injured. The Austin saga has run all summer long but, for now, he remains a QPR player and doesn't want R's supporters to stress about his future...