Reading winger Bobby Convey admits recovering from knee surgery was the worst time in his life.

Convey admits he started to plan for life without football while sidelined with a serious knee injury.

He has since made a remarkable recovery and hopes to make his first start in 11 months.

Convey, 24, was plagued by a knee problem last term and has been in the treatment room since February.

He was told before surgery there was a chance he would never play again - but the American international has fought his way back after eight hours a day of rehabilitation.

Convey said: "It was miserable.

"I couldn't move. I just sat there, eating and getting fat.

"It was horrible and I was planning my life while I sat there.

"I was not supposed to play until October but now I am confident I'll be OK."