Is Kieron Dyer The Unluckiest Footballer In The World? QPR Midfielder Out For Season After Yet Another Injury

Alan Duffy

16th, December 2011

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By Alan Duffy


A gifted and athletic footballer, Kieron Dyer has seen his career harangued and harrassed by a seemingly never-ending procession of injuries, the latest of which has knocked his 2011/12 campaign on the head.

The Queens Park Rangers midfielder had picked up a knock in the opening game of this season, but was in line to make a return to first-team football after Christmas. However, whilst getting a run-out in a reserve game against Tottenham, he injured his foot and now needs surgery which is likely to keep him out of action until next season.

“This is a devastating blow for Kieron, ” said Rangers’ boss Neil Warnock. “I have never met a more determined pro in my career, and he really doesn’t deserve this.”

“The specialist said he thought Kieron could return before Christmas without the need for an operation and is disappointed that this is not the case, and he has no alternative now but to operate.”

However, Warnock is confident his unlucky midfielder can overcome his latest setback.

“I have absolutely no doubt that he will recover after the operation, ” explained Warnock. “We are going to support him as best we can because he has got such a contribution to make, both on and off the field.”

“And even though he has not featured for us, he has made a vital contribution at the training ground and has been very important to have around the place.”

Whatever team you support, you’d need to be a right heartless so and so not to want  Dyer to finally get a decent chance to do what he does best – playing football.

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8 Comments

  1. Mark says:

    He would be unlucky if he was any good.

  2. Alan Duffy says:

    @Mark I actually think he was a very decent player earlier on in his career. It just hasn’t happened for him since, and injuries have obviously not helped.

  3. Jon says:

    Isn’t he on an appearance based contract as well?

  4. Terry Sheddingham says:

    It’s a shame that there are unlucky players like him – seems like it’s operation after operation and still no guarantee of being any less injury prone. He played well when he returned to the England squad after the 2006 World Cup and I was looking forward to seeing more of him.

  5. SL says:

    Yeah hes on a PAYP deal so QPR wont lose anything apart from the cost of treating him.

    All he had to do is wear proper football boots and hed have been fine, not the paper thin crap the likes of nike pump out.

    I was there when he got injured in the 1st few mins and it was just a player treading on his foot, something which isnt a problem with a leather boot.

  6. Queestionable says:

    You know ive really come to respect Neil Warnock of late. He says what he wants and does what he wants to do. However if i was gonna make a list of unlucky footballers Dean Ashton would be high on that list along with dyer

  7. voen says:

    As there were guys like Sebastian Deisler or Tobias Rau I doubt that Dyer is the unluckiest one

  8. MaxMad says:

    I actually own a “Rising Star” autographed football card with Dyer on it, dating back from 2003. So unbelievably unlucky, but so mercurially talented as well. Hope he recovers, and finally gets a chance to prove himself again.

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