Midfielder Inigo Idiakez has been recalled by Southampton from his loan spell with QPR.
Idiakez, 33, had joined the London outfit until the end of the season and had made five appearances for the Loftus Road club, scoring once.
Saints manager George Burley activated a 24-hour recall option to help their push for a place in the play-offs.
"It is unfortunate but I understand the position George is in. We will miss him," said QPR boss John Gregory.