U`s Expect Quick White Recovery
Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Essex after the F.A. Cup hammering against Preston that injury to John White will not be long-term.
A full-time update on his condition makes him doubtful only for next weekend`s away game against Yeovil Town.
He was replaced by striker Joel Thomas with the U's already two goals down in what turned out to be an unexpected 7-0 thrashing.
The knee strain means he joins fellow full-back Lee Beevers on the sidelines.
White has been virtually ever-present for Colchester since Boothroyd replaced Paul Lambert as manager but also has Phil Ifil and Alan Maybury for possible competition at the back.
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