Jack Ross has revealed that there is no time frame being put on Elliot Embleton’s hamstring injury, as reported on Sunderland’s official website.
The 20-year-old pulled up just before half time during the Carabao Cup match against Sheffield United, as per TransferMarkt, with Ross admitting it is a blow for the player and club.
Embleton missed the last seven games of the 2018/19 campaign, for which he was on loan at Grimsby Town, due to a similar injury, which is why this is considered such a blow.
The cup game was the midfielder’s fifth first team appearance of the season, after he had previously started the season opener against Oxford United and Carabao Cup victory over Burnley, having also made two cameo appearances in the league.
He made an impact during his loan spell, playing 30 games in all competitions, scoring four goals and getting four assists in all competitions.
This is certainly a blow for Embleton, though with no time frame being put on the injury, there will still be a slight hope that it will not be too serious for the 20-year-old.
Considering he was playing for England under-20s last season, there is certainly the necessary talent within him to eventually make an impact for the Black Cats if his body allows.
Will Jack Ross finish the season at Sunderland?
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