Berkshire news Reading sweating on fitness of Omar Richards in run up to Watford clash PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Reading left-back Omar Richards limped off in the second half of Royals' 3-1 win over Derby County on Easter Monday afternoon and now faces an anxious wait ahead of Watford
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Reading are facing a nervous wait over the extent of Omar Richards' injury after the defender limped off injured in Monday's win over Derby County. The left-back went off in the 67th minute of the Championship encounter at Madejski Stadium after being caught by Rams striker Colin Kazim-Richards. Richards subsequently received treatment from the physios before being replaced by Everton loanee Lewis Gibson. Get the latest Reading FC news from BerkshireLive delivered straight to your inbox with our new newsletter Manager Veljko Paunovic said post-match the 23-year-old is being examined today (Tuesday) to assess the extent of the damage, but he is hoping to have the defender back sooner rather than later. "He walked off limping but I'm going to avoid giving projections about his injury because I still don't know," the Serbian said in his post-match press conference. "He will be assessed and we'll see how it goes. It's a knock - and knocks can usually be recovered quickly - but we will see the severity on Tuesday. "[But] The fact he asked for a substitution is not a good thing." Read More Related Articles Veljko Paunovic's message to Reading FC star Michael Olise after goal celebration in Derby win Read More Related Articles Wayne Rooney pinpoints the Reading FC player crucial to inflicting defeat on Derby County Richards' injury represents a further blow to Reading's defensive options with Tom McIntyre ruled out for the season with a quad injury and Michael Morrison may not return before the campaign ends either.
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. Tom Holmes replaced Morrison in central defence alongside skipper Liam Moore in the win over the Rams. Although he is naturally a centre-back, Gibson will fill in for Richards at left-back should he be needed in the coming weeks. Next up for Reading is a trip to high-flying Watford at Vicarage Road on Friday, the first of six more games this season.
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