U's winger targets quick comeback

COLCHESTER United's star winger, Mark Yeates, is targeting a quick-fire comeback after injuring his shoulder during last Saturday's 2-2 draw against Sheffield United.

Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United's star winger, Mark Yeates, is targeting a quick-fire comeback after dislocating his shoulder during last Saturday's 2-2 draw against Sheffield United.

Yeates ended up in hospital, to have his shoulder popped back in, and was warned to expect a spell of two or three weeks on the sidelines by the doctor-on-duty.

However, the Dubliner wants to be back in the fray for the visit to Hull City on Saturday week. In fact, he hasn't even ruled out next Tuesday's home match against Preston.


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“It's the same shoulder that I dislocated at the end of the promotion season. That required an operation, but I'm already feeling OK this time,” said Yeates.

“To be fair, I hadn't had any problems with the shoulder over the last couple of years or so, and I don't think that I'll be out for too long.

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“Tony Flynn (Physio) and others at the club feel that I could be back within 10 days. If I'm not able to play against Preston, then I definitely want to be available for the Hull trip.”

Yeates will sit out this Saturday's clash at Burnley, as Geraint Williams' men bid to clamber off the Championship basement.

Yeates shoulder popped out while being sandwiched between Blades players Chris Armstrong and Luton Shelton.

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Meanwhile goalkeeper Heinz Muller has been ruled out for the rest of the season with knee ligament damage after sustaining the injury in last Tuesday's home win over Colchester.

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