Wayne Bridge undergoes knee operation

Wayne Bridge of Reading in action during a pre season friendly between Reading and Swansea City at The Madejski Stadium on July 27, 2013
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Reading defender Wayne Bridge will be sidelined until January after undergoing surgery on a troublesome knee.

Reading left-back Wayne Bridge will be out of action until January after undergoing a knee operation.

The 33-year-old, who joined the Championship outfit in the summer, had been troubled with the injury in recent weeks.

Royals boss Nigel Adkins told the club's official website: "It's a big blow. He's a talented, talented player. He's been really good, we were really excited to get him in the summer.

"We've been managing him for the past few weeks but he'll be out for a few more weeks now, we just needed to tidy things up a bit."

Bridge started his career at Southampton before joining Chelsea in 2003.

Nigel Adkins, manager of Reading, shouts instructions from the touchline on April 28, 2013
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