Arsenal loanee Sanchez Watt’s injury worse than first feared

SANCHEZ Watt could well have played his last game for Colchester United.

Winger Watt hobbled off with a hamstring injury, during last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at Chelmsford City in the FA Cup, and the results of a scan have confirmed the Arsenal loanee’s worst fears.

The 21-year-old faces a long spell on the sidelines, and it is doubtful whether he would fully recover before the end of his scheduled three-month loan stint with the U’s.

“Sanchez is a lot worse than we thought, so we will have to deal with that,” revealed manager Joe Dunne during this morning’s press conference.

“He has been a credit to us, and a credit to Arsenal.

“He wants to stay around and be a part of it here, which is a great credit to him and what we are trying to do here.

“But unfortunately the assessment of the hamstring is worse than we thought.

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“We have possibly seen the last of him.

“Those kind of things you don’t rush back from, because they could have a detrimental effect on a player, especially someone like Sanchez, who is an explosive type of player,” added Dunne.

The U’s travel to Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

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