Potential blow for Colchester United’s Sammie Szmodics

Sammie Szmodics

Sammie Szmodics - Credit: Richard Blaxall/Focus Images Ltd

Colchester United’s young attacking midfielder, Sammie Szmodics, could undergo an operation to resolve a long-term foot injury

Szmodics has not played yet in 2016. In fact, his last appearance was as a second-half substitute during the 3-2 win over non-league Altrincham in the FA Cup on December 6.

The U’s Academy product had his foot in a protective boot, for several weeks, and has recently returned to training.

But the 20-year-old might now need surgery, to solve the problem, which would effectively bring a premature end to his season.

Manager Kevin Keen revealed: “Sammie trained for six or seven days with the under-21s, and has recently had a couple of sessions with the first team,


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“But I’m not sure he feels quite right, so we will assess it in the next couple of days.

“He might need an operation.”

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The U’s are away at Port Vale tomorrow.

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