The Chronicle journalist James Hunter has shared some Sunderland injury news before they travel to Stoke City in the Championship this afternoon.
The Lowdown: Missed Sheffield United
Evans missed out in the 2-1 loss away at Sheffield United in midweek, with Alex Neil claiming that he ‘expected‘ him to be fit for the game.
Even though he added that Evans’ injury is ‘not significant‘, it does beg the question whether he will be fit enough to play any part against Stoke.
The Latest: A doubt
Taking to Twitter, Hunter shared an injury update from Neil before the clash, claiming that while Danny Batth ‘should be OK’ for the trip, Evans is unfortunately still ‘a doubt’:
“Alex Neil: Corry Evans is a doubt for tomorrow, but Danny Batth should be OK.”
The Verdict: Blow
It will certainly be a blow if Evans were to miss the game against Stoke as well.
He has averaged the joint-most tackles per game of any of his teammates in the Championship so far this season, and also ranks highly in terms of average interceptions, shots, passes and long balls per match (WhoScored).
Should Sunderland start Evans?
Fellow central midfielder Carl Winchester has also picked up an injury, leaving the Black Cats a little bit light in that area of the pitch at the moment.
Thus, they will be hoping that Evans makes a swift recovery, and can hopefully play some part this afternoon.
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