Wright could be out long-term for U’s

Drey Wright

Drey Wright - Credit: Ashley Pickering

Colchester United boss, Joe Dunne, has revealed that Drey Wright could be sidelined for some time with a knee injury.

Winger Wright has impressed for the U’s in recent months, since breaking into the first team, but the 18-year-old has been dogged by a niggling injury this season.

“Drey has a knee injury, and it needs looking at,” explained Dunne.

“I don’t think Drey is short term.”

While most of the U’s current crop of injured players – numbering nine – are short-term, there are also concerns over centre-half Josh Thompson and winger Sanchez Watt, in addition to Wright.

Thompson has only made one brief appearance this season, as a substitute at Dagenham & Redbridge, while former Arsenal man Watt has experienced problems since recovering from a long-term hamstring injury last season.

Dunne continued: “Josh’s ankle is not responding to treatment at the moment.

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“And it’s difficult for Sanchez, because these are all compensatory things that are happening to him.

“It’s frustrating for Sanchez. We want him fit, but we can’t push it so that he breaks down again.”

The patched-up U’s take on Bristol City at Ashton Gate tomorrow afternoon. City have yet to win a league match this season.

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