Lucas Joao was taken to hospital after he suffered a dislocated shoulder in Reading's 1-1 draw with Cardiff City on Friday.

The forward was taken off in the second half of the draw after a lengthy period of treatment on the pitch.

Speaking after the match, manager Veljko Paunovic said: "Joao had a dislocated shoulder for the second time this season. Both times were against Cardiff.

"This time he needed to go to hospital via ambulance.

"The first time he got the injury our medical staff were able to re-locate his shoulder immediately but this time he needed to be transferred to hospital.

"He's being attended to there.

"He recovered very quickly the first time - for one week I think.

 "We hope it can be the same."