BREAKING NEWS - McCarthy ruled out for the season
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Out for the season: Alex McCarthy.
ALEX McCarthy's season is over after the Reading goalkeeper was told he needed surgery.
Royals' keeper sustained serious damage to his shoulder when he collided with a goalpost during Reading's 1-1 draw at QPR on November 3.
Now, efforts to repair the damage appear to have failed, with the 22-year-old due to go under the knife early next week.
McCarthy tweeted this afternoon: "On route back home from London, was expecting the outcome with the specialist. Surgery on Monday. My season over! #Raging"
The news is a bitter blow for Reading having made McCarthy their first-choice keeper earlier this season.
Adam Federici will now continue between the sticks, with Stuart Taylor and Mikkel Anderson - recently back from a loan spell at Portsmouth - as back-up.
Federici will now keep his place in the starting line-up this Saturday when Reading host Manchester United at Madejski Stadium (5.30pm ko).
This article appeared in Bracknell News 29 Nov 12
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Dec 3, 09:44