Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray has provided a concerning injury report ahead of their trip to Leicester City.
The Black Cats are gearing up for a double gameweek, playing Leicester City on Wednesday evening and Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
As a result, they will want as many completely fit players as possible to deal with three games in seven days following last Saturday’s 2-1 setback to Stoke City.
Mowbray issues worrying update
Manager Tony Mowbray stated on the club’s X account (previously known as Twitter) that some players did not train with the first team on Monday.
“There’s three or four players who didn’t train today – we’ll see how they are ahead of the game.”
Sunderland injuries mounting
This is frightening news for Sunderland fans ahead of what may be their toughest game of the season.
Leicester City are flying high in the Championship, sitting atop the table after twelve games, eleven of which they have won. They are also on a seven-game winning streak, so it will be difficult for Mowbray’s side, and any injuries will not help their cause.
Sunderland have already suffered injuries to Corry Evans, who is set to be out until the new year due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury, as well as Ajibola Alese, Dennis Cirkin, and Jay Matete, all of whom are scheduled to return next month.
According to the post, the three or four players who did not train on Monday did not include any of the aforementioned individuals, which could be concerning for Mowbray with so many games coming up in rapid succession.