SOUTHEND United defender John White hobbled off with an ankle injury against Rochdale this afternoon.

The experienced centre-back hobbled off seven minutes into the second half at Roots Hall.

But Blues boss Kevin Bond is unsure how long the 33-year-old will be out for.

“John hurt his ankle last weekend which is why he had to miss the game in the week and he’s suffered another whack on it,” said Bond.

“We don’t know the extent of it at the moment.

“They’re going to wait 24 hours and then decide whether it needs a scan.

“It seemed a nasty blow and it must have been for John to come off.”