Sunderland head to Norwich City in the Championship this weekend.
It promises to be a tough outing for the Black Cats, made even more so given recent injury blows for Tony Mowbray’s side. He’s already without names like Ross Stewart, Corry Evans, Dennis Cirkin and more, with the club confirming earlier today that Aji Alese is out for the season with a thigh injury.
And speaking in his pre-Norwich City press conference today, Mowbray revealed that another one of his players has picked up an injury, but the Sunderland boss didn’t name the player.
“Without giving too much away there was a player who came off today, an important player, who came off with a muscle injury.”
Sunderland have lost their last three in the Championship and sit in 11th place of the table as things stand, compared to Norwich in 6th who’ve won their last three.
Every teams has their injury troubles over the course of a campaign. Sunderland though, and particularly since Mowbray’s arrival, have had really poor luck with injuries this season.
Stewart’s two injuries have really set the club back. Alese’s recent injury is another blow and this emerging, mystery injury looks like another big one for Sunderland and Mowbray to cope with.
But the club remains in a strong position in the table. A mid-table finish would still represent a good first season back in the Championship for Sunderland, but it’s looking more and more likely that they’ll slip into the bottom half over the next few weeks.
Norwich City v Sunderland kicks off at 12pm on Sunday and will be shown live on Sky Sports.