Colchester are sweating on the fitness of Andy Bond after the in-form midfielder picked up a knee injury at the weekend.
Bond, who has scored four goals this season, had to be withdrawn during Saturday's goalless draw with Oldham following a rash challenge from Dean Furman.
"He's twisted his knee," said Us manager John Ward.
"It looks like he's going to miss a little bit of football at this juncture though and I'll certainly be surprised if he's available next week."
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