Karacan blow for Royals
Reading midfielder Jem Karacan has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a broken ankle.
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Last Updated: 07/04/12 5:47pm
Reading midfielder Jem Karacan has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a broken ankle in Friday's win over Leeds.
Karacan was forced off early on in the Good Friday victory over Leeds following a heavy challenge by Michael Brown.
Scans have confirmed Karacan has broken his ankle and will he now miss the run-in as Reading look to win promotion to the Premier League.
Reading boss Brian McDermott admitted he was 'devastated' for Karacan, feeling some of the tackles in the Leeds game were over-zealous.
"I'm really upset for Jem, some of the tackles did not belong in the game," McDermott told the club's official website.
"I'm devastated for him, he's a really good guy and now we obviously all want to do well for him.
"He's played such a pivotal part for the team, now we are lucky to have other great people who can come in and will look to do well."