BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tim Ream was forced to leave Bolton's game on Tuesday in the opening minutes after a collision with Queens Park Rangers midfielder Charlie Austin.

The incident left Ream with a broken nose and three stitches and the severity of the injury was confirmed to YA on Wednesday. Queens Park Rangers eventually won the game 2-1.

At this point it is unclear how long the 26 year old Ream will miss but it is likely to keep him out of action for this Saturday's game against Ipswich. Ream has started 23 games for Bolton this season and has played 1967 minutes. He has also played a variety of positions ranging from his normal central defense to both fullback roles and defensive midfield.

Bolton currently sits in 18th place in the Championship but are only four points clear of the relegation zone.