Charlie Wyke has sustained ankle ligament damage, as confirmed by Phil Parkinson on Sunderland’s official channels.
The 26-year-old was forced off against Wycombe Wanderers to be replaced by Will Grigg, while the nature of the injury has been disclosed, and it is unknown how long the striker will be out for:
“We have a very busy period coming up and we have lost Charlie Wyke to an ankle ligaments injury.
“It doesn’t look good, we will get him scanned quickly and an assessment on that.”
More on Wyke’s injury
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 19, 2019
While there is a feeling of sympathy from some that Wyke has suffered the injury, many Sunderland fans don’t think he will be missed on the pitch.
Across League One and the Carabao Cup, Wyke has made 7 starts and 5 substitute appearances, getting 2 goals and 1 assist, as per WhoScored.
This hasn’t been deemed good enough by many, with a lot of Sunderland’s fans putting the team under plenty of scrutiny having dropped down to 10th in the table – which has led to them feeling it is about time somebody else played up front.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the update, including posts from unconcerned Sunderland fans, can be seen below:
Don’t like to see a player injured, more so if they are delivering what they are contracted to do. Unfortunately SAFC have no players qualified to claim that they are strikers. We are absolutely shocking, if I failed to deliver to my manager I would be sacked.
— DV (@DVTheCoach) October 19, 2019
Finally a chance to try something else. Shame it’s took a man to get ligament damage before two managers have to try and get a previously proven striker in grigg to score. Earn your money parki lad.
— lewis (@lewismurton) October 20, 2019
McNulty it’s the nearest thing we have to a good striker. Shame for Wyke picking up an injury but that’s football and a forced change of formation may work
— W. W. L. D. ? (@RobLow_7) October 20, 2019
Been terrible for us for months on end, no loss, give McNulty and Grigg a run in team
— Alan B (@AlanBsafc) October 19, 2019
Losing Wyke won’t make any difference to this team – wish him a speedy recovery though.
— Peter Bailey (@PeterSafc10) October 19, 2019
Useless out Grigg and McNulty up top
— Matt (@Rollie3333) October 20, 2019
Sunderland fans, do you think Wyke will be missed? Join the discussion by commenting below…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!