JAMIE Hanson is expected to be sidelined until December with the hamstring injury he suffered for Oxford United last weekend.

A high-speed sprint late in the 2-1 defeat at Fleetwood Town left the 23-year-old hobbling.

And scans have revealed bad news for the midfielder.

U's head coach Karl Robinson said: "You’re talking about three months (out).

"Sometimes you can come back quicker, but the likelihood is it can be a bit longer. It’s purely on the healing process.

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"Grade three is probably as bad as it gets in a hamstring injury without it completely tearing.

"We’re disappointed for him, obviously.

"I think since he’s come back in the summer he’s really shown a tremendous tenacity and he’s grown as a person and a player.

"For him to do that in that moment is a bit of a freak, but it’s one of those things unfortunately."