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30-year-old provides key update for Reading FC

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Tommy Elphick has taken to his personal Twitter account to deliver an injury update on himself, with the defender confirming he is on the road to recovery following an injury picked up on his full Reading FC debut.  

Reading moved to sign Elphick on-loan from Aston Villa late in the January transfer window, but on his second appearance, and first start, for the Royals, the defender suffered an injury, which forced him from the field after just 32 minutes of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Millwall.

The 30-year-old has confirmed that he had to undergo an operation on that injury picked up on Saturday, but confirmed on Twitter that it went well and that he is hoping to return in six weeks, which would make him available for the Championship run-in.

Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at the Madejski Stadium marked another miserable afternoon for Reading, who are struggling to find anything like the form they showed last season under Jaap Stam.

The Royals currently sit 18th in the Championship table, hovering just six points above the relegation zone after 30 fixtures.

Elphick will miss some huge fixtures due to his injury, with Reading going up against a handful of the promotion hopefuls in the coming month.

The Verdict

How early Elphick had to leave the field on Saturday will have left Reading’s supporters worried that he was set to miss the remainder of the Championship season, which means this update has to be seen as a positive.

Reading brought Elphick in to boost their squad after a horrendous start to the season, but losing him so early into his Royals career summed up the club’s luck this season.

Reading fans… Let us know your thoughts!

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