QPR manager Neil Warnock has all-but given up on seeing midfielder Gavin Mahon play again this season.
Mahon has been sidelined for five months with a knee injury but has stepped up his rehabilitation and had been pencilled for a return before May.
Warnock told the Kilburn Times: "He hasn't written himself out yet, he's talking about being match fit for the end of April.
"But we'll have to think seriously about it. If he's coming back a week before the end of the season, it might be better for him to think about having a good summer instead."