READING FC left-back Jordan Obita has had another operation as he continues his long journey back to fitness.

The 24-year-old confirmed he had a 'minor operation' this morning to 'tidy up the knee' which has forced him to miss almost all of this season.

Obita originally suffered the injury in the dying moments of Royals' 1-1 home draw with Hull City on September 23.

The Oxford-born star slid off the Madejski Stadium playing surface and onto the running track before crashing into advertising hoardings.

He was treated on the side of the pitch by the club's medical staff after the final whistle before being carried off on a stretcher.

Scans confirmed the worst and Obita was forced to have reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.

Jordan Obita sent out this tweet earlier today after another operation on his knee.

Reading immediately released a statement declaring Obita, who signed a new three-year deal in August, would play no further part this season after making just three appearances.

Obita, with 166 Royals appearances to his name, has been put through an extensive physiotherapy programme over the past seven months.

But doctors felt more surgery was required this week to clean up the knee.

It is thought the operation will not put back Obita's plans to continue his hard work over the summer with the aim of returning to full fitness for the start of next season.