Howard set for spell on sidelines
Midfielder Howard went off after only 19 minutes against Derby on Saturday after a collision left him with what is now thought to be a broken jaw.
After taking his time to find his feet since his summer move from Sheffield Utd, Howard has been performing well in recent weeks alongside Marek Matejovsky and Gylfi Sigurdsson in the midfield.
It is not yet known how long he will be out for but the Royals could be without him for the busy Christmas period.
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