The Club advises that Nile Ranger is facing suspension following a breach of discipline that came to their attention this afternoon.
The Club will now review the position in the coming days whilst it considers all of the options available. However, for the moment the Club's main focus is on preparing the team ready for a key game on Saturday at home to Rochdale.
The Club will keep supporters updated but it is unlikely any further information will be available before next week.
Southend United Chairman Ron Martin added;
"This appears to be the first misdemeanour since Nile came to the Football Club in July 2016, with other incidents being in the past.
"Since July, Nile's behaviour has been good. However, we will not allow any matter to bring the Club into disrepute, that said we will take a balanced view and come to a decision once all of the information is understood.
"I have supported Nile, along with Phil and the other players and we all would like to see him succeed on and off the pitch both as player and person."