COLCHESTER United will examine the fitness of defender Kane Vincent-Young after he was forced to miss their 1-1 draw with Yeovil Town with an abdominal injury.

Vincent-Young was initially named in the U’s starting line-up at Huish Park but was withdrawn from the side at short notice after failing a late fitness test, with Abo Eisa drafted in to replace him.

The 23-year-old has been suffering from the injury for the past week or so and U’s boss John McGreal admits the defender is one of a number of players currently carrying knocks, as the season draws to a conclusion.

McGreal said: “Kane couldn’t make it and that’s a little bit of a worry – we’ll have to get him assessed.

“He felt an abdominal injury which has been there since last week really.

“He was one of a few of the boys feeling bits and bobs – he’s been missing training and one or two others are having to come off and come on.

“He was able to play on Friday (against Grimsby) but because of the quick succession of games, he wasn’t able to play.

“But he will have to get it looked at.

“It wasn’t until late that Kane failed his test, so we had to move things around.

“That takes a little bit of adjusting to as well but credit to Dicko (Brennan Dickenson) and Abs (Eisa) who came in.”

Meanwhile, captain Luke Prosser is set to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

The experienced centre-back has missed Colchester’s last two games after picking the injury up in the 2-0 defeat at Bury, earlier this month.

Writing in the U’s matchday programme, U’s head physio Tony Flynn said: “He was on crutches after the game and although the pain had subsided a little by Monday, he more than likely won’t see any more action this season.

“The summer will be long enough for it to heal full before pre-season, though.”