Eastmond suffers injury blow

Eastmond suffers injury blow

Eastmond suffers injury blow

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Craig Eastmond is a major doubt for Colchester United's trip to play Charlton Athletic in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

The U's midfielder limped out of the U's 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic on the opening day of the new League One season, after suffering an ankle injury in the first half.

Eastmond was replaced by George Moncur, who went on to score on his Colchester debut and secure the U's a share of the spoils.

The former Arsenal midfielder is now facing a battle to be fit for the U's trip to the Valley for the League Cup first-round tie against the Addicks.

Colchester manager Joe Dunne said: “Unfortunately, Craig has injured his ankle.

“He’ll be struggling a bit but in that area, we still have one or two players who can come in and do a job."

If Eastmond is ruled out, the likes of Moncur, Marcus Bean and Sammie Szmodics will all be vying to start against Charlton.

For five pages of coverage of the U's opening-day game with Oldham, see Monday's Daily Gazette.

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2:41pm Mon 11 Aug 14

angryman!!! says...

I hope he's not risked. I think the one area we have plenty of competition is centre mid. Also how ever much I'd love to see us win, realistically in the cup away to team above us I can't see us winning. So not worth risking a little knock become long term
I hope he's not risked. I think the one area we have plenty of competition is centre mid. Also how ever much I'd love to see us win, realistically in the cup away to team above us I can't see us winning. So not worth risking a little knock become long term angryman!!!
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5:13pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Ozzie says...

I just wish the injuries wouldn't begin to impact at such an early period of the season. We have some minor niggling injuries but it is the players that are affected that matter, such as Sanchez Watt and Craig Eastmond. Let us hope that the physio and coaches get the injury prone players back to full fitness as soon as possible.
I just wish the injuries wouldn't begin to impact at such an early period of the season. We have some minor niggling injuries but it is the players that are affected that matter, such as Sanchez Watt and Craig Eastmond. Let us hope that the physio and coaches get the injury prone players back to full fitness as soon as possible. Ozzie
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