Reading FC boss Veljko Paunovic provided injury updates on Alen Halilovic and Felipe Araruna, both forced off the pitch in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Kidderminster Harriers in the FA Cup third round. 

Halilovic went off holding his leg with five minutes to go in the first half. Paunovic said after the match that while the ailment likely isn't serious, the midfielder will miss Tuesday's match against Fulham.

"I don’t think it’s a long term injury but he’s definitely out for the next game."

Meanwhile, Araruna, who only came back from a serious knee injury on Monday after more than a year out of action, was forced off on a stretcher just moments after coming on.

Oauovic was far more pessimistic on the Brazilian's injury saying: 

"It’s looking bad. Dislocation of his (knee) capsule. It looked horrible. He’s devastated and that moment, 1-0 we were up, and minutes after we conceded the goal. It changed the game. Worst of all is the impact that injury had, especially on the young players. We were shut down. We were shut down, not by our opponent but by the severity…because Felipe has come from more than a year out and he’s very loved. He’s one of the changing room favourites, so it was hard for everyone."

Kidderminster struck twice after Araruna went off to condemn Reading to a humiliating FA Cup exit.