UK time is: 14:33:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Lenthly Ligament Layoff For Unlucky O'Toole

John-Joe O'Toole looks unlikely to play again until 2011 following the serious knee injury sustained midweek.

The tough-tackling Colchester United midfielder went down without contact against Charlton Athletic, at The Valley on Tuesday night. As soon as O'Toole fell to the ground in agony it was clear to many that a long layoff beckonend. It has been confirmed that a ruptured cruciate ligament is the problem, with an operation planned when the time is right.

O'Toole, 21, - who has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level - has been with the U's since September; intially on loan before penning a permenant deal at the turn of the year.

Speaking to BBC Essex, U's boss Aidy Boothroyd said: 'He's really disappointed, but it is part and parcel of football unfortunately, it's a blow for him.

And the former Watford man looked optimistically towards a final promotion push in the final four games.

'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,' he added.

O'Toole will be a big miss for the U's, with his hard-battling attitude making him a huge favourite with the WHCS faithful.

Vital Colchester would like to wish John-Joe the best of luck in his recovery and rehabilitation.




Bookmark and Share


So what do you think?

Let us know with a comment below, or chat about this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.




We want to know YOUR thoughts...


VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!


VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!









Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 15 2010

Time: 8:20PM

Your Comments

Echo what the article says - all the best, JJ! Get well soon, lad. We need out battering ram... ;)
Matt_Us
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

Team News: The U's v Chesterfield (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Scunthorpe United 1-1 The U's (Sunday October 19 2014)

Stats: Scunthorpe United v The U's (Saturday October 18 2014)

Trio Sign New U's Deals! (Friday October 17 2014)

Bean: My Days Are Numbered (Friday October 17 2014)

Wright-Off. Defender Sidelined (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Mass Delight For Gavin (Monday October 13 2014)

The U's 2-1 Fleetwood Town (Sunday October 12 2014)

Stats: The U's v Fleetwood Town (Sunday October 12 2014)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Barnsley 12 4 3 5 -1 15
14. Doncaster 11 4 2 5 -6 14
15. Crawley 13 4 2 7 -11 14
16. Colchester 13 3 4 6 -2 13
17. Coventry 13 3 4 6 -5 13
18. Gillingham 13 3 4 6 -6 13
19. Yeovil 13 3 4 6 -9 13

Breaking League News

Crewe confident for clash
Crewe : 21/10/2014 14:01:00
Crewe chase hat-trick of wins
Crewe : 21/10/2014 13:50:00
O's Back On The Road - Doncaster (A)
Leyton Orient : 21/10/2014 12:00:00
Keeping Butler Was Too Expensive
Walsall : 21/10/2014 11:28:00
Team News: Gillingham v North End
Preston : 21/10/2014 10:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Colchester v Chesterfield?
Suggested By:  Colchester Admin
Colchester win 20%
Chesterfield win 60%
Draw 20%