Reading striker Jason Roberts is likely to miss the rest of the season after he was told that his hip injury requires surgery.
Roberts, 35, announced on Twitter that the injury was more serious than first thought and the striker will not be able to help the Royals as they attempt to stay in the Premier League during the final games of the season.
"Injury Update...Rehabilitation has not been successful...seems at this point Surgery is our only option..meaning my Season is over! £gutted'', he posted.
"Everything that could have been done has been done..but..the most important thing is P.L. Football for Reading FC next Season...''