QPR manager Harry Redknapp had to be carried to the Directors' Box ahead of his team's pre-season friendly with Exeter City at St James Park.
The 66-year-old had knee surgery on Tuesday and could be on crutches for six weeks.
He was unable to walk up the steep steps of the Flybe stand, and had to be carried on his wheelchair by stewards. A QPR fan also helped carry him.
The match finished goal-less, and the two sides will meet again on August 6 in the Capital One Cup.