JAMIE Hanson will miss the start of the season after dislocating his shoulder.

The Oxford United midfielder fell awkwardly during an in-house training game last Saturday and went for a scan yesterday.

Hanson, 25, has had rotten luck with injuries in his three years with the U's, restricting him to 82 appearances.

He is not the only player ruled out of tomorrow's visit to Bristol Rovers through injury, with Leon Chambers-Parillon unavailable with an ankle problem.

The 19-year-old should be back in training next week.

Both players missed Wednesday's double friendly against Peterborough United, while Sam Long, Alex Gorrin, Luke McNally, Billy Bodin and Marcus McGuane were unavailable after they were among the 12 who were forced to self-isolate.

Bodin should be available to face his former club, but the others will most likely have to wait until Tuesday's behind-closed-doors friendly against Barnet at United's training ground.

Nathan Holland is in tomorrow's squad after sealing his season-long loan move from West Ham United yesterday, while teenagers Josh Johnson and Clinton Nosakhare could also feature.

United's Sky Bet League One season gets under way at Cambridge United in eight days' time.