QPR striker Jordan Hugill is using Championships postponement as an opportunity to undergo surgery on a minor groin injury which has troubled him all season. 


Hugill joined Rangers on-loan from West Ham in the summer and has scored 13 goals in all competitions so far but the forward has explained he has been taking anti-inflammatory medication to play through the pain. 

The surgeon said to me there was a lot more damage than he thought there was,” Hugill explained to QPR’s official website. 


“I’ve been in pain since the start of the season really – since the very first game. Me, the manager and the medical staff have been managing it really well.


“This window of opportunity gave me that chance to get it sorted and put no pressure on a comeback because we don’t know when football will be back.


“I was in pain and to get through games I was taking anti-inflammatories. It was a case of managing the pain I was in.


“The pain was quite a lot at one point. I had an injection in my pubic bone as well to try and settle that pain down.


“It was difficult, but I came to QPR to play football and I wasn’t going to let anything stop that for me.”


In addition, taking advantage of the break, the striker explained one of the reasons why he kept putting off the operation was because of how much he has been enjoying his football at QPR this season. 


“I have loved every minute of it,” Hugill said. 


“It is getting me back to how I used to be playing in the championship – scoring goals and winning games. 


“It came at a bad time for us, we were flying. We were getting the results in but there isn’t no denying there was the right thing to do [stop the season]. We were on a great run of form and hopefully, it is one we can just pick up as soon as it starts again."