Jordan Obita has taken to his personal Twitter account to deliver a message after his 2017/18 season came to a disappointing end.
Reports this morning have revealed that Obita has played his last game for Reading this season, after suffering a serious knee injury that has required surgery.
Obita suffered the injury in Reading’s 1-1 draw with Hull City last month, and having assessed the damage caused, the 23-year-old has undergone reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.
The defender, who made 39 appearances in the Championship last season, will now miss the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign.
Obita took to Twitter shortly after the announcement, insisting he was looking for a positive route back to fitness, the 23-year-old’s message read: “ACL Operation was a success. Straight into Recovery to get back stronger, thank you for the messages!!! Positive route back to the pitch!”
ACL Operation was a success
Straight into Recovery to get back stronger ???????? thank you for the messages!!! Positive route back to the pitch! pic.twitter.com/8t97DKazjP
— Jordan Obita (@JordanObita) October 11, 2017
Jaap Stam is likely to turn to Tyler Blackett to replace Obita this weekend, when his Reading side travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United.
Reading head into that fixture on a worrying run of form, and currently sit just one point above the Championship’s relegation zone.
The Royals are without a victory since August’s triumph over Birmingham City, having lost three of their five Championship fixtures in September.
It is good to see Obita deliver a positive message in what must be a difficult time for the young Reading defender.
Obita’s season ending injury is yet more bad news for Stam, who must be starting to feel the pressure after a tricky start to the Championship season.
Reading’s squad is significantly weaker without Obita, and ahead of a difficult month, Stam’s side need to somehow use this disappointment as leverage to push up the Championship table.
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