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In brief: Gera ruled out for the rest of the season

West Bromwich Albion midfielder suffers serious knee injury; Kieron Dyer released by QPR

Zoltan Gera played a key role in West Brom's fine start to the season

West Bromwich Albion have been hit by the news that midfielder Zoltan Gera will miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.

The 33-year-old Hungarian, who has scored four Barclays Premier League goals this season, was injured in Saturday's 1-1 FA Cup third round draw at Queens Park Rangers. Gera is expected to be out for between six to nine months.

"I'm devastated for Zoltan," West Brom manager Steve Clarke told the club's official website. "He's a terrific guy and professional and I want to thank him for his contribution this season. It has been invaluable.

QPR release Dyer

Queens Park Rangers have announced that they have released midfielder Kieron Dyer.

The 34-year-old signed for QPR in the summer of 2011 after being released by West Ham United, but injury problems have limited Dyer to eight appearances in all competitions.

Key Points

  • West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera ruled out for the rest of the season
  • Gera injured in FA Cup draw with Queens Park Rangers
  • Kieron Dyer has been released by QPR