ELLIOT Lee only faces a week on the sidelines with a knee injury - but Oxford United are still waiting for news on two other absentees.

The Luton Town loanee was forced off against Peterborough United on Tuesday night, but the U's expect to only lose him in the short-term.

That time-frame means the midfielder would miss Saturday's Sky Bet League One visit of Charlton Athletic and Tuesday's derby at Swindon Town.

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U's head coach Karl Robinson said: “We hope he’s only going to be out for seven days.

"He had an injection in his knee a while back.

"He’s had no load whatsoever and then played a lot of football, so it’s great news.”

Meanwhile, Sam Winnall will have a scan on his ankle injury today and Sam Long will undergo the same procedure tomorrow.

The right back damaged the same hamstring against Peterborough that kept him out for three matches last month.

Robinson said: “We have an idea (on the severity), but we’ll keep that to ourselves.

"It’ll more than likely be supported by the results we get this week."