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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 October 2007, 10:33 GMT 11:33 UK
Reading hit by Little injury blow
Glen Little in action for Reading
Little's time at Reading has been hampered by injury
Reading winger Glen Little will have an operation on an Achilles tendon on Wednesday that will leave him sidelined for up to six months.

Little, 31, has not played for the Premier League club this season and his injury has not responded to treatment.

"I've scrapped this season, anything I get out of it is a bonus," Little told BBC Radio Berkshire.

Team-mate Kalifa Cisse will have an operation on his knee on Friday and is set for a six-week lay-off.

I've been mucking about getting the injury to a certain level and it keeps breaking down

Glen Little

"Cisse is still having some problem with the cartilage in the knee," Royals physio Jon Fearn told the club's website.

Midfielder Cisse joined Reading from Boavista in May and has made three appearances for the Royals this season.

Little joined Reading from Burnley in June 2004 but his career at the Madejski Stadium has been restricted by injury problems.

"Glen and I recently saw a specialist in Achilles management problems," added Fearn.

"He thinks that what we may have is a small tear in the tendon that has not responded to the treatment we have given him."

Little missed the latter stages of last season with the Achilles problem but is now hopeful surgery in Sweden will finally resolve the problem.


"I've been mucking about getting it to a certain level and it keeps breaking down," he added.

"The man who's doing it knows what he's talking about - he seems to think it will be pretty routine and it will just be a case of operating and getting back out there.

"The only problem is a tendon takes longer to heal than a muscle but hopefully that is the end of it.

"It would be great if it was four months before I return but I would probably say write the season off."

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