Sunderland boss Lee Johnson has given a very worrying injury update on Denver Hume ahead of his team’s trip to Lincoln City in the EFL League One tomorrow afternoon.
Speaking to the media in his pre-game press conference, the former coach at Bristol City said that he is “a bit further behind after last week” and expects him to be out on the side lines for “around three to four weeks minimum.”
Blow for Sunderland to lose Hume ahead of busy Christmas period
It is a rather big blow for the Stadium of Light faithful to lose Hume for the length of time that Johnson suspects, given the sheer number of fixtures that the Black Cats have to face over the Christmas period.
Is Johnson the right man for the Sunderland job?
Johnson’s side have to play Lincoln, AFC Wimbledon, Shrewsbury Town, Blackpool, Hull City and Accrington Stanley all before the New Year, and would thus appreciate having a full squad fit and available in order to be able to rotate.
However, Hume will likely not be available for any of those matches, giving SAFC a huge headache going into the tough period.
The 22 year-old has made no fewer than 15 appearances in all competitions for the side so far in the 2020/21 term, showing just how important he is to the squad.
He has also managed to grab a handy two assists in the league this season, as well as winning a pretty impressive 4.1 of his duels a game and averaging 1.8 key passes, 1.8 tackles and 1.4 successful dribbles per match (Sofascore), highlighting his qualities both in terms of going forward in addition to defending.
Indeed, the English left-back will be a huge miss for Johnson and Sunderland.
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