Reading’s Tabb recovering after injury scare

Reading midfielder Jay Tabb is recovering in hospital after being knocked unconscious during his side’s 1-0 win against Burnley.

The former Brentford man suffered the injury after a colliding into Burnley ‘keeper Lee Grant’s clearance 20 minutes before the end of play, and was taken to hospital after a brief period of treatment on the pitch.

Royals manager Brian McDermott said of the incident:

“Jay Tabb was unconscious for 30 seconds on the pitch and then came round and has gone to hospital, but Luke Anthony, our physio, has said he’s OK.”

The match itself was won by an injury time strike by Tabb’s replacement, Jem Karacan – the Turkish U21 International netting after good play from teammate Mathieu Manset. The win leaves the Berkshire side 14th in the Championship table and McDermott was pleased with his team’s efforts:

“I thought we kept going and were trying to win the game. That’s the nature of the players that we have here. We’ve done that a couple of times over the last couple of years. That’s the first time I’ve won a game in the 99th minute though.

“You keep going and you keep trying to win it, try to get a break, and if you get a break you take your chance. I felt that we probably edged the game and probably deserved to win it.”

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