Anthony Wordsworth feared he had broken his leg

COLCHESTER United midfielder Anthony Wordsworth feared that he had broken his leg, when he fell awkwardly during the closing minutes of last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Brentford.

But now the plucky midfielder is even eying up a quickfire return for this weekend, although it is more likely that he will be back in action the following week.

Manager John Ward revealed last night: “It was very scary, because Anthony thought he had broken his leg.

“It was looking bad, and it was frightening.

“Thankfully, though, although he twisted his ankle badly, he’s mainly just got heavy bruising around the ankle. He’s a relieved young man.

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“It’s not a major problem and Anthony is even hopeful of making it for the Doncaster game (on Saturday), but we don’t want him to take any risks.

“We don’t want him to aggravate the ankle and end up being out for six weeks.”

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There has been further good news for the U’s this week, with fellow midfielder John-Joe O’Toole’s return to full training after a recent groin injury.

The ex-Watford man looks poised for a return against Doncaster.

Ward confirmed: “John-Joe has been involved in an 11 versus 11 game in training and has had no ill effects.”

Meanwhile, winger Karl Duguid is set for a fortnight out with a sore knee, after missing Saturday’s defeat at Griffin Park.

“Karl had a scan on the knee, and the results have shown that it is nothing serious,” revealed Ward.

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