Tony Mowbray has provided an update on Sunderland’s injury situation following their recent loss to Leicester City. Adil Aouchiche and Bradley Dack are uncertain for their upcoming match against Norwich City this weekend as they were absent from the squad for the Leicester City game due to muscle injuries. Mowbray had initially anticipated that Dan Ballard would also be unavailable, but he commended Ballard’s outstanding performance after he passed a fitness test just before the match.
Regarding Aouchiche’s condition, Mowbray explained, “Adil has a groin problem, and they didn’t travel with us.” He also praised the resilience of the young players in the team, particularly highlighting Trai Hume’s determination to play through physical challenges.
Sunderland did receive some positive news, with Dennis Cirkin returning from a hamstring injury as a second-half substitute in the Leicester City game. Furthermore, Dan Neil is expected to be fit for the Norwich City match despite being substituted late in the previous game due to cramps. It appears that Mowbray’s selection options for the next match are likely to remain consistent, as Aji Alese is still a couple of weeks away from returning.
Eliezer Mayenda is expected to continue his recovery from injury by making a second appearance for the U21 side when they face Spurs. Jay Matete and Corry Evans, however, continue to be sidelined with long-term injuries.