Many Sunderland fans reacted to the news that midfielder Lynden Gooch suffered a serious injury and is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The 24-year-old will be out until after the New Year after breaking his foot, Roker Report revealed, however it is not clear how his injury was caused.
Gooch has scored two goals and four assists from 10 starts in League One this season and is a player who manager Phil Parkinson will certainly miss (Whoscored), with his side sitting eighth in the standings with six wins from their first 12 games of the 2020/21 campaign (via BBC Sport).
Supporters have shown their appreciation towards the American middle man previously, with Aiden McGeady looking like the player that will step into his shoes going into the difficult Christmas period.
Will Sunderland miss Lynden Gooch?
With this in mind, the Stadium of Light faithful were devastated by the news about a player that has played 921 minutes this season (Whoscored), with only three of his teammates featuring more.
Fans gutted by Gooch setback
very Sunderland , our luck never gets better.
— Peterfeet (@petefeet67) November 25, 2020
1st Maradona and now this! pic.twitter.com/6zdzLO8bRQ
— liam (@LiamAngus) November 25, 2020
— Sean (@TheHashpipe83) November 26, 2020
— antony waterson (@antony_waterson) November 26, 2020
Huge blow. Guess we’ll soon find out whether McGeady was ostracized to create a pathway for youngsters as promised… or because he was too big a personality for Parkinson to manage. https://t.co/0RwcWxwAUu
— John Kerr (@JohnJKerr) November 26, 2020
Going from bad to worse https://t.co/OZggbk51pm
— Scott Rutherford (@1996SAR_) November 26, 2020
And in other news, Sunderland due to lose eye-watering amount after recent Black Cats development.
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