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Colchester United's O'Toole could be out until 2011

John Joe O'Toole
O'Toole joined the U's from Watford on a permanent deal in January

Colchester United's John-Joe O'Toole could be out for up to nine months after rupturing a cruciate ligament.

The midfielder, 21, sustained the injury in Tuesday's defeat at Charlton.

Manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Essex: "He's really disappointed, but it is part and parcel of football unfortunately, it's a blow for him.

"We've got to make sure when we does come back that we work as hard as we can to ensure he's playing in a different division."

The League One promotion chasers visit Hartlepool United this weekend and could have defender Franck Queudrue back from a hamstring injury.

Striker Kayode Odejayi is set to miss out with a foot injury.

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see also
Colchester complete double deal
01 Jan 10 |  Colchester
Colchester sign O'Toole on loan
02 Sep 09 |  Colchester
Blades sign O'Toole from Watford
25 Feb 09 |  Sheff Utd

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