Coventry City’s faint play-off hopes took a serious dent, with the news that David Meyler has been ruled out for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
The Irishman dislocated his shoulder in their 0-0 draw with relegation-threatened, Bristol Rovers at the weekend.
Meyler only came on as a second-half substitute and lasted just 12 minutes before picking up the nasty-looking injury that has ended his season prematurely.
Reliable Football.london journalist, Jonathan Low revealed the extent of Meyler’s injury on his Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon.
David Meyler, on loan at Coventry from #readingfc, is out for the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder over the weekend. The Irishman is staying with the Sky Blues for his rehab though pic.twitter.com/Zy8kIhYRhp
— Jonathan Low (@jonathanl50) April 9, 2019
Meyler only moved to the Sky Blues in January on loan until the end of the season, from Championship side, Reading.
The experienced midfielder fell down the pecking order at the Madejski Stadium and would have been keen for a fresh start with Coventry.
Meyler made just five appearances though, and with two starts under his belt since signing for the League One outfit, it’s certainly been a loan spell to forget for the midfielder.
But surprisingly, he has chosen to remain with Coventry to begin his rehabilitation process, instead of opting to return to Reading for treatment on the injury.
It seems highly unlikely that the Meyler has a future with the Royals, which could have been all but confirmed after choosing to stay with Coventry for treatment, despite being ruled out for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
This will be hugely frustrating for Meyler.
He would have hoped that he could get the game time he needs at Coventry when he signed from Reading in the January transfer window.
So it’ll be interesting to see where his future lies now that he is remaining with Coventry to start his rehabilitation process.