ON-LOAN Tyrone Mings is set to avoid retrospective action over the incident which saw Reading striker Nelson Oliveira sustain serious facial wounds.

Mings, making his Aston Villa debut after joining from Cherries on deadline day, caught the head of the Portuguese with his boot as the pair tussled for the ball at Madejski Stadium.

Oliveira suffered deep cuts and a suspected broken nose.

As the incident was spotted by the match officials at the time, no charges are set to be brought against the towering defender.

A post on Reading's Twitter account read: "As a club, we ensured that the referee and the FA were fully aware of an incident during Saturday's match which caused injury to our striker, Nelson Oliveira.

"But as the incident was seen by the ref at the time, we understand no retrospective action can or will be taken by the FA."

Immediately after the incident, Mings called on whistler Geoff Eltringham to stop the contest so Oliveira could receive treatment and later expressed sympathy via Twitter.

The 25-year-old tweeted: “Feel awfully sorry to Oliveira, I hope he is ok.”

Oliveira, who is on loan from Norwich, today confirmed he had been released from hospital in an Instagram post.