No surgery for Stewart

13 April 2010 12:23
QPR defender Damion Stewart does not require surgery and will be fit in time for pre-season training after fracturing his skull on Saturday. Stewart was involved in a sickening collision with Crystal Palace striker Calvin Andrew inside the first minute at Selhurst Park and suffered internal bleeding as well as the fracture. Head physio Paul Hunter told the club's official website: "The results of the scans have given us some good news in the respect that there's no further damage to what we were already aware of. "These tests are more detailed than the original ones carried out at Mayday Hospital so could potentially have provided us with extra cause for concern. Thankfully, that's not the case. "Damion will have a precautionary brain scan on Thursday and will remain in hospital for the rest of the week. "He's currently at greater risk of developing infections so we need to keep a close eye on him. No surgery is required, which is great news, and having spoken with the surgeon, he is confident Damion will be ready to return for pre-season training."

Source: PA