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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Colchester United youngster Michael O’Donoghue out for nine months

PUBLISHED: 16:06 18 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:08 18 December 2014

Michael O'Donoghue, on his Colchester debut at Barnsley

Michael O'Donoghue, on his Colchester debut at Barnsley

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Colchester United’s young left-back, Michael O’Donoghue, has ruptured his cruciate ligaments.

Luckless O’Donoghue, who was handed his first team debut in the 3-2 defeat at Barnsley in November, suffered the injury in training on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old defender therefore faces an operation, and then a spell of up to nine months on the sidelines, on his road to recovery.

“It’s a huge blow for Michael,” rued manager Tony Humes this lunchtime.

“He’s ruptured cruciate ligaments and is out for the season.

“Since making his debut at Barnsley, Michael has been a regular member of the first team squad.

“It happened on Tuesday. There was no challenge. He just twisted awkwardly in training,” added Humes.

Irish-born defender O’Donoghue is a product of the U’s Academy, and was a key member of the under-18s Youth Alliance League/Cup double of last season.

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