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Sunderland sweating over Charlie Wyke’s latest injury blow

Sunderland sweating over Charlie Wyke’s latest injury blow

Sunderland did not have the best of days on Saturday as they were beaten 2-1 by Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium.

The defeat was the Black Cats first in League One this season, however, things were made worse when Charlie Wyke was stretchered off during the game.

The striker was making his first start for Jack Ross’ side in the league following his switch from Bradford City after suffering a knee injury prior to his move to the Stadium of Light.

However, it appears that he has picked up a similar injury following a challenge with the opposition goalkeeper and according to a report by the Sunderland Echo, they could be in for an anxious wait over how long he could be out for.

“There was a significant impact when he challenged their goalkeeper,” Ross stated.

“It is the same knee that he came to the club with, he is in a bit of pain right now.

“Sometimes these things can settle quite quickly and they are not as bad as you believe but it can go the other way.

“We’ll be assessing it over the next 24 hours.”

The Verdict:

Sunderland will be hoping the latest injury Wyke picked up will not be too serious.

Wyke had been struggling with a similar injury prior to his move to the Stadium of Light and Ross will be desperately disappointed to see his striker suffer a recurrence of it in his first league start for the club.

The 25-year-old was expected to be the man to help fire the Black Cats back into the Championship, however, they will now be sweating on the outcome of this latest concern and will be hoping it is only a minor problem.

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