Reading medical chiefs are turning to the internet to solve Glen Little's Achilles injury.
The Royals winger has been sidelined with the problem since April and boss Steve Coppell is becoming increasingly frustrated with his failure to make a recovery.
Coppell said: "He gets so far with his recovery, but no further. It is a real mystery.
"We are scouring the internet and our own resources to find the leading man in the world on Achilles injuries. He is making progress, but it is so painfully slow it is almost unnoticeable.
"It is a big concern for us."