Massive blow for Colchester United – Luke Prosser ruled out for the season

Luke Prosser, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, should be fighting fit for the star

Luke Prosser, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, should be fighting fit for the start of next season for the U's. Picture: PAGEPIX

Colchester United have suffered a huge blow with the news that club captain Luke Prosser has been ruled out for the whole season.

Inspirational centre-half Prosser picked up a knee injury during the warm-up, before last weekend’s 3-0 home defeat by Leyton Orient.

It was hoped that the ex-Southend defender would only be out for a few weeks, but instead he will play no further part in this season.

“We’ve had some really bad news on Luke, He is out for the season,” explained manager John McGreal following this morning’s training session at Florence Park.

“He is likely to be out for five or six months with the knee injury.


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“He has been fantastic for us this season, so it’s a big blow for us and a blow for Luke.

“He’s been a great character for us on the pitch and in the dressing room.

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“But he will be back, and he will come back stronger,” added McGreal.

The U’s entertain Crewe this Saturday, following on from their 3-0 win at Cheltenham, which ended a run of 13 games without a victory.

Prosser underwent an operation on his knee on Tuesday.

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