Hope Akpan: Reading midfielder ruled out for three months

Hope Akpan
Liverpool-born Hope Akpan has two international caps for Nigeria

Reading and Nigeria midfielder Hope Akpan has been ruled out for three months with a dislocated shoulder.

Akpan, 23, suffered the injury during Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over Congo on Saturday.

He joined Reading in January 2013 from Crawley and recently made his 50th appearance for the Royals.

"It now looks like he will miss the Africa Cup of Nations which is due to take place in January in Equatorial Guinea," said a club statement.external-link