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Sunderland: Fans react to Bailey Wright picking up ankle ligament injury

Sunderland: Fans react to Bailey Wright picking up ankle ligament injury - Sunderland

Sunderland would have been delighted to come away from Oxford with all three points on Saturday, particularly as they only had one shot on target.

However, it wasn’t all positives at the Kassam Stadium as Bailey Wright was forced off through injury late on though Alim Ozturk was at least available to take his place after missing four games previously. Wright has been a regular since the Turkish defender has been injured, and the Bristol City loanee has impressed so far, helping the Black Cats to four clean sheets in the five appearances he has made.

However, the risk with the Australia international was his injury worries, having only played in 15 league games for the Robins in the past 18 months.

Now, the Chronicle’s James Hunter has reported via Phil Parkinson that the 27-year-old has suffered an ankle ligament injury, and although it is not yet clear how serious the damage is, there is potential for it to be a bad one judging by Parkinson’s comment that “it doesn’t look good”.

Losing Wright would be a blow for Sunderland as much of their success recently has been built on a solid defence and fans have mostly taken that view in their reaction to the news, with one fan saying it is a ‘massive’ miss to lose the defender.

How big a blow is Wright’s injury Sunderland fans? Will the team be able to react to his loss and can Ozturk act as a more than adequate replacement? Let us know what you think!


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