Sunderland will be without their Nigerian striker, Victor Anichebe for atleast 10 weeks due to a knee ligament damage.
Knee Ligament Forces Victor Anichebe To 10 Weeks On The Sidelines
Anichebe sustained the injury in Sunderland’s 2-0 Premier League loss at West Brom on Saturday, January 21.
The 28-year-old got injured just a few minutes after coming on as a substitute against his former club but still managed to finish the game.
A scan after the game has confirmed that he suffered medial ligament damage which will keep him out of action for 10 weeks.
"Sunderland manager David Moyes has confirmed that Victor Anichebe sustained knee ligament damage against West Bromwich Albion,” the club said in a statement.
"The injury occurred as a result of a tackle in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at the Hawthorns, and it could sideline the striker for up to 10 weeks."
This is a huge blow to the Nigeria international who has had his injury problems that have derailed his career.
He adds to the injury worries of Moyes who has only Jermain Defoe as his senior striker with just a week remaining for the January transfer window.
Anichebe is expected to miss Premier League games against Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Southampton, Everton, Manchester City, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Watford and Leicester City.