John McGreal provides update on Luke Prosser injury

COLCHESTER United captain Luke Prosser is to undergo a scan to determine the extent of his ankle injury suffered at Bury.

The U’s defender was helped off the pitch during the second half of their 2-0 defeat at Gigg Lane last Saturday, with a badly swollen ankle.

Colchester boss John McGreal says they will wait to hear the results of the scan before deciding whether or not the centre-back can be considered for their Easter programme.

McGreal said: “Luke is having a scan on his ankle and we’re still waiting on the result of that.

“The swelling has gone down a lot but we won’t know the extent until we get the result.”

McGreal says he will take into account the fact that Colchester have two games in quick succession when he selects his starting line-up for the upcoming matches against Grimsby Town and Yeovil Town.

The U’s host the Mariners at the JobServe Community Stadium on Good Friday and follow that up with a trip to Huish Park to take on the relegation-threatened Glovers, on Easter Monday.

“With two games and the long-distance travelling on Easter Sunday, we’ll look at it,” said McGreal.

“Some of the boys are a little bit sore at the minute and there’s no way they’ll be able to play the two games with three days with the travelling, so it’s another bit of a part of what we’re looking at with training this week.

“We’ve got one or two who are feeling the trials and tribulations of a tough week. They’ve played a lot of minutes and a couple of the young boys are feeling really sore.

“But we will have a good team to put out to play against Grimsby.”

Brandon Comley has returned to training on grass having missed the last two months of the season with a knee injury.

However, the former QPR midfielder is unlikely to feature for the U’s, over the Easter period.

Louis Dunne could be considered though, after he came through 45 minutes in Colchester’s under-23 defeat to Crewe Alexandra on Monday night after recovering from a knee injury.

McGreal added: “Louis is another young boy who has been in and around it and unfortunately got injured.

“Ryan Clampin was another one at the time who has been in and around it and got injured.

“Louis has had his injury problems as we all know and he did his cruciate.

“He’s been desperately trying to get back.

“I know it was only 45 minutes on Monday but it was good to see him back out on the pitch and he’s trained with us this week, too - it’s good news for him.”