Sunderland’s Wes Brown is a player that has seen his career taking a few setbacks with consistent injuries that has slowed down his progression and further limited his time on the playing ground with the rest of the team.
The former Manchester United defender suffered from an injury that forced him to out of the pitch for more than 1 year, Brown did eventually complete his recovery and came back into the team on November and since then has become one of the most consistent players for Sunderland in this season.
His performances have been outstanding at the heart of the defence along with John O’Shea. West Brown demonstrated just how fit he is by playing for 120 minutes during Sunderland’s Capital One Cup match against Chelsea as the encounter went through extra-time.
When the match finalized, John O’Shea said he was not surprised at the recovery that Wes Brown accomplished and his current form: “The boys were laughing after the Chelsea game saying he should be fresh as a daisy after so long out! Look, if he stays fit, we have a much better chance, that is for sure. He has not surprised me at all’’.
“I know how hard he has worked to get himself back fit. Luck has been on his side at least to stay away from those little niggles. Hopefully, that will continue.”
Wes Brown faced another setback as he received a red card after a tackle that he made on Ricky van Wolfswinkel in the last few minutes of Sunderland’s match against Norwich City and despite the replay footage showing that there in fact was no contact being made on the players, the referee Martin Akitson still decided to sanction Brown with the red card.