Sunderland defender Tyias Browning has suffered a groin injury and will miss the remainder of the season, confirmed by the club website.

The on loan defender picked up the injury in the opening 45 minutes of Tuesday night’s Sky Bet Championship defeat to Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light.

The 23-year-old, on loan from Everton, made 29 appearances in all competitions for the Black Cats in 2017-18.

And speaking ahead of Sunderland’s next league fixture at Queens Park Rangers, Chris Coleman delivered the news that sees Browning’s season cut short.

The boss also revealed the John O’Shea is a doubt for the weekend, leaving the Black Cats with just Lamine Kone as their only fit centre half.

“We have got one or two players out,” he said.

“Ty Browning will be out for the rest of the season with his groin.”

“He has done exactly the same thing as Darron Gibson – that is a blow.”

“Sheasy is a doubtful at this point so we are probably looking at one fit centre-half in Lamine.”

“Paddy McNair still won’t be available, and Jake Clarke-Salter is suspended – this will be his last game.”

“The best-case scenario for Darron Gibson is that he will be back in a month,” he continued.

“It will be three weeks to a month but then, Saturday to Saturday will be a big ask of him.”

“We have got what we have got. For 90 minutes of football, the lads who play can’t be afraid of it.”

“If you do that then we can get a win.”

But Sunderland at least have some positivity as Ethan Robson has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal at the Stadium of Light.

The 21-year-old, who has risen through the Academy of Light ranks after joining the club aged eight, has been rewarded for his efforts this season with a new contract which will keep him on Wearside until 2020.

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