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Reading's Convey on knee rehab: I just got fat

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."

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