QPR manager Harry Redknapp lifts lid on Sandro’s injury blow
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says Sandro claimed his knee injury wasn't result of goal celebration in training
Harry Redknapp has revealed that Sandro has rebutted his manager’s version of how the Queens Park Rangers midfielder picked up his latest knee injury.
The Hoops manager was left fuming last week after the Brazil international incurred the problem by sliding on his knees after scoring a goal in training.
I thought that was when he did it, sliding on his knees. He doesn’t score many goals, so it shouldn’t happen too often
It ruled the 25-year-old, who joined QPR in a £10m deal from Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day, out of the 2-2 draw with Stoke City at Loftus Road on Saturday.
However, Redknapp says former Spurs midfielder Sandro is adamant that his goal celebration didn’t cause the issue despite his manager’s suspicions about the cause of the injury.
“Sandro, we’re waiting to see how he is really,” Redknapp told his pre-match media conference ahead of QPR’s trip to Southampton.
“He said to me that isn’t when he did it [incurred the injury]. But I don’t know.”
Redknapp, with a rueful smile, accepted that the injury shouldn’t happen again as Sandro isn’t a prolific goal-scoring midfielder, fortunately for his knees.
“I thought that was when he did it, sliding on his knees. He doesn’t score many goals, so it shouldn’t happen too often. He isn’t a goal scorer.
“So we’ll wait and see how it goes.”
Redknapp added: “For sure, [I was worried] when he first did it. You suddenly fear the worst. It looks like it is ok.”