Sunderland is poised to face a formidable challenge in their season as they prepare to confront the Championship leaders, Leicester City, on Tuesday evening. The Black Cats head to the King Power Stadium following consecutive losses, marking the first time they’ve suffered back-to-back defeats since the season’s opening week. Their 2-1 loss to Stoke City on Saturday followed a significant home defeat by Middlesbrough just before the international break.
Despite departing the bet365 Stadium without points, Sunderland can find some solace in the fact that Pierre Ekwah, Alex Pritchard, Bradley Dack, and Niall Huggins returned to action after recovering from injuries during the game. Additionally, there are a couple of other players who are nearing readiness for first-team participation, with Dennis Cirkin and Eliezer Mayenda making progress in that regard. However, it’s worth noting that their captain, Corry Evans, remains sidelined with a long-term injury.
Ahead of each match, Tony Mowbray provides an injury update, and ChronicleLive has compiled the most recent information available about the current injury situations of the players receiving treatment at the Academy of Light. Starting with