ermaine Jenas faces another seven months on the sidelines after suffering a cruciate ligament injury during QPR's run towards promotion - but he is not letting that get him down as he distracted himself on a break in Marbella with his wife Ellie.
The QPR midfielder was seen enjoying the sun with Ellie - who he has one daughter with - at the Ocean Club in the Spanish town.
Wearing a leg support, Jenas, 31, relaxed on one of the sun loungers while he watched his wife potter around.
Relaxing: The QPR midfielder sat with his wife on sun lounger at Ocean Club on Thursday
The 31-year-old former England international suffered a cruciate ligament injury in April, and it is likely he may need to have surgery on his leg.
This could mean the footballer, who made 28 appearances for Queens Park Rangers this season, will be ruled out for the rest of the year.
He's out: Jenas won't be playing football for a while after damaging his cruciate ligament
She'll be there: No doubt Ellie will be enjoying seeing her husband more that he is ruled out of training until what could be the end of the year
Hot mama: Ellie and Jermaine have one daughter together called Geneva
‘JJ has completely ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee,’ QPR medical chief, Peter Florida said: ‘We'll be taking him to see a specialist later this week to decide the next course of action.
‘At this stage it would appear he'll require a full repair, which is likely to keep him out for between six to nine months.’
Florida added: ‘JJ is in fairly good spirits all considering. He's been unlucky throughout his career with injuries, but he's in a positive frame of mind. Unfortunately he's just one of these very unlucky players when it comes to injuries.’
Still modelling? Ellie was once the face and body of Katie Price's clothing range Day 22
Sad times: No doubt the 31-year old is hoping this injury won't end his career
In the meantime, Jermaine has been putting his football skills to good use by throwing himself behind a training programme at Burlington Danes Academy in White City.
Before his Spanish trip, Jenas spoke to a group of students before a QPR coach put them through their paces in an hour-long session.
The summer scheme is designed to improve a pupil’s football skill and academic performance.
‘I’m really pleased to be working with the staff and pupils at Burlington Danes. All of us at QPR have a great relationship with the school and are proud to support our local schoolchildren,’ said Jenas, set up, Aquinas Education, a supply teaching agency in his hometown of Nottingham.
Education: In the meantime, Jermaine has thrown his support behind QPR's new school training programme
You old romantic: Jenas strolls along the seafront in his knee brace alongside his wife