You really couldn't write it could you? Except I did.
Some weeks back Warnock told us that Dyer was "ahead of schedule" and was "on course" to return before Christmas; and I scoffed. The chances of Dyer giving up a cosy chair over the festive season were one in a billion.
Well the news has just broken, that Dyer is, in fact, broken, and will not only not be fit for Christmas, he is unlikely to play again for the rest of the season.
Quelle surprise! Dyer, of course, is not injury prone - well that's what he's claimed - he's just unlucky and damaged by poor medical care at West Ham. Amazingly, Warnock reckons that he's "never met a more determined pro" in his career. Determined? Determined to do nothing!
Incredibly, QPR are not cancelling the guy's contract, even though that option exists for January. Why? Well Dyer is "very important to have around the place" apparently. Dear God, what useful purpose can he serve? I can only think of one, Warnock is planning to use him for body parts in the event of other players breaking down with injuries.