Heidar Helguson could be fit for QPR's home game against Reading at the weekend.
The striker, who has hit five goals this season, missed Saturday's 1-1 draw against Burnley with a shoulder injury.
Boss Neil Warnock gave Rob Hulse a full debut following his recovery from injury but hopes to have Helguson back in contention against the Royals.
"He didn't feel right on Friday, even in a small five-a-side we had he felt it was very delicate so there was no point risking him," said Warnock.
"Rob Hulse was just about ready so we gave him an hour. Heidar should be all right in a week but it was too tender."