The defender of Sunderland, Wes Brown, has discovered a fresh calf injury which has reduced his chances of making a comeback soon. Brown hasn’t played even a single match for Sunderland in the ongoing season so far due to the knee injury that he had discovered earlier this year. He had been recovering well from the knee injury and was expected to come back in the Sunderland squad in a few days, but, he has been hit by another injury and it might take him some more days to regain complete fitness.
Brown had signed for Sunderland last summer after leaving Manchester United. He had joined the club on a contract of four years. He had played his first match for United against Liverpool and he was named as the player of the match in his debut game. He had scored his first goal for the Black Cats against Queens Park Rangers in December last year. That goal helped Sunderland secure a win in that match. In January this year, he injured his knee while playing in a match against Middlesbrough and he has been out of the action since then.
Talking to the reporters in the press conference ahead of Sunderland’s match against Wigan Athletic, Martin O’ Neill said, “Brown has discovered another injury which is not good news for us. We want him back in the team soon, but, it seems that we would have to wait for a few more weeks to have him back.”
When asked about the fitness of Fraizer Campbell who had suffered a leg injury in the match against West Ham United last Saturday, Neill said, “Campbell would be fine in a couple of days. It was a painful blow, but, the X-ray reports have shown that there is nothing serious.”
Sunderland will take on Manchester City in its next match on 6th of October at Etihad Stadium.