Kyel Reid struggling with a sore hip as Colchester United’s injury worries continue to mount

Kyel Reid, celebrating his goal during the previous home league match against Forest Green Rovers, i

Kyel Reid, celebrating his goal during the previous home league match against Forest Green Rovers, is a doubt with a hip flexor injury today. Picture: PAGEPIX - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Colchester United winger Kyel Reid, who has enjoyed a fine start to the season, is struggling with a hip injury.

Reid has caught the eye since his loan move from Coventry City, both in a left-wing back role and on the left wing.

He scored opener and set up the second in the U’s 5-1 win over Forest Green Rovers in their last home league match, and was again the U’s best player on the park during last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Cambridge.

However, Reid hobbled off just seven minutes into the second half at the Abbey Stadium.

Manager John McGreal revealed: “Kyel Reid is struggling with his hip flexor.

“He hadn’t trained all week, but he declared himself fit on Friday.

“We knew that it would be touch and go.

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“We thought he would get through a good part of the game, but it was a bit of blow that he only lasted a little into the second half.

“That was a blow to us, and a blow to him,” added McGreal.

Brennan Dickenson, Kurtis Guthrie, Luke Prosser and Craig Slater are all the long-term injured list, while new recruit Ryan Inniss is out for two weeks with a knee injury.

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