The Turkish midfielder has played just once since September 2013.
Reading fans might finally be able to get excited about seeing their club captain back in action, as he makes a second attempt at a comeback today. He has confirmed on Twitter, as have the club, that he will face off against Blackburn Rovers in an under-21 match this evening.
Here are the Tweets in question:
Nice to be back training again & looking forward to playing blackburn for the 21s down at Basingtoke tonight.— Jem Paul Karacan (@JemKaracan21) March 6, 2015
Reading FC (@ReadingFC) March 6, 2015
Karacan has played for the first-team just once this season. He returned from a 16-month lay-off in January against Middlesbrough but was soon on the injury list again after picking up a knock to his knee in an under-21 game against Wolves, according to the Reading Post.
He has been suffering with severe injury trouble ever since he suffered a horror challenge from Michael Brown of Leeds in April 2012, which saw him break his ankle.
He recovered from that injury and played for Reading throughout their Premier League campaign of 2012-13. However, in September 2013, he injured his knee again while facing Leeds, in a tackle with Ross McCormack. He has played just one game since, the fixture with Boro in January.
Now, however, he looks ready to finally make his permanent comeback.
Karacan, who has been capped by Turkey's under 21 side, is now 26-years-old and Reading fans will be desperate to see him get back in action...permanently.