Ibehre faces fitness race ahead of trip to former club MK Dons

Gazette: Playing through the pain - Jabo Ibehre has been sitting out training in a bid to shake off hip and hamstring injuries. Playing through the pain - Jabo Ibehre has been sitting out training in a bid to shake off hip and hamstring injuries.

Jabo Ibehre has been sitting out training sessions in a bid to continue spearheading Colchester United’s attack.

But the U’s leading goalscorer faces a race to be fit to face his former club MK Dons tomorrow.

Ibehre has not trained with the rest of the Colchester squad for a week after being hampered by hamstring and hip injuries.

And as a result, the 30-year-old has been playing through the pain barrier over recent weeks.

He was substituted midway through the second half of the U’s 2-1 home defeat against Crewe Alexandra, on Sunday.

U’s boss Joe Dunne said: “Jabo was struggling at half-time (against Crewe).

“He had a sore hamstring and we have to be careful - there’s another half of the season to go.

“It was a real serious risk if he had continued.

“When it’s half-time and he stops playing, he stiffens up.

“He hasn’t trained with us for a week now and that’s the way we’ve been ushering him through it.

“We have to be very careful with him and we’ll see how he is for the MK Dons game.”

For all of the latest Colchester United news, see the Daily Gazette.

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10:32pm Tue 31 Dec 13

angryman!!! says...

Could be interesting as Robinson has bee banned for the game so mk will be effectively manger less tomorrow.
Could be interesting as Robinson has bee banned for the game so mk will be effectively manger less tomorrow. angryman!!!

9:47am Wed 1 Jan 14

BlueandWhiteBaz says...

I'm sure Robinson's right hand man will step in and it's just possible he's the brains behind MK Dons.
I'm sure Robinson's right hand man will step in and it's just possible he's the brains behind MK Dons. BlueandWhiteBaz

10:19am Wed 1 Jan 14

angryman!!! says...

Not sure who it is but considering how young Robinson is I'd imagine it's someone with abit of experience. I just hope if we are going to beat any body it's that horrible plastic excuse of a football team
Not sure who it is but considering how young Robinson is I'd imagine it's someone with abit of experience. I just hope if we are going to beat any body it's that horrible plastic excuse of a football team angryman!!!

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