Charlton have allowed Izale McLeod to join League One outfit Millwall on loan.
The agreement is set to run until the end of the season, with the powerful striker likely to go straight into contention for the Lions' weekend encounter with Tranmere.
Addicks boss Phil Parkinson believes allowing McLeod to go out in search of regular first-team football elsewhere will prove beneficial to all parties in the long run.
"Izale needs games," he told the club's official website.
"He's over his cruciate ligament injury now and this move will benefit him."
McLeod joined Charlton from MK Dons in the summer of 2007, having proven to be a consistent goalscorer in the lower leagues.
However, he failed to replicate that form in the second tier and has managed just one goal for the Addicks so far.
He joined Colchester on loan last February in an effort to restore his fragile confidence, but his luckless run continued as he suffered a serious knee injury in only his second game for the club.
With England U21 honours to his name, the 24-year-old does possess the pedigree to be a top performer but must first get back to full fitness before eyeing a second shot at proving himself at the Valley.