Sheyi Ojo is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder during Fulham’s 2-1 win at Queens Park Rangers last night.

The England European Under 19 championship winner, currently on loan at Craven Cottage from Liverpool, had to be stretchered off the field during the second half of the west London derby after thudding into the turf on his shoulder after a hefty challenge from Joel Lynch. Ojo, who immediately held his shoulder and called for treatment, was taken to hospital, where scans confirmed the extent of the injury.

Speaking after the final whistle, Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic said:

We are not lucky at the start of this season. We have one player more in the hospital. It’s a dislocation of the shoulder. That’s all we know,

Ojo could be facing up to three months out after making just seven appearances for Fulham. He had endured a frustrating night at Loftus Road, missing two clear chances, and being penalised after being pulled back by Jack Robinson when he was set to sprint clear on goal.