COLCHESTER United striker Luke Norris will see a specialist today to further examine the extent of the injury he suffered against Swindon Town.

The 25-year-old was stretchered off just before half-time in the U's 1-0 win at the JobServe Community Stadium, after going down off the ball holding the area around his left ankle.

Norris was taken to hospital and will now be further assessed, as experts allow the swelling to go down on the injury.

But U's head physio Tony Flynn has stated that early indications suggest that it is not an Achilles tendon injury.

Flynn told the U's official website: "It looked an innocuous incident but Luke was in a lot of pain, and had to be stretchered off the pitch.

"He went to hospital on Saturday, had an X-Ray, and that revealed that there were no fractures around his ankle joint.

"The next stage is to see the specialist today, and he will make a decision about how soon the MRI scan can take place.

"In some cases, it can be done straight away, but sometimes it is delayed to let the swelling subside.

"The scan should tell us exactly what ligament and /or soft tissue damage there is.

"There is no knowing what the timescale will be for Luke's recovery until the scan is assessed, but the early indications are that it isn't his Achilles Tendon."

Norris has been in excellent form for Colchester since joining them from Swindon for an undisclosed fee, in the summer.

He has hit eight goals for them so far this season and is their leading goalscorer, helping them climb to third place in the League Two table.