Saturday 18 November 2017

Blow for Sunderland as top scorer Steven Fletcher and captain Lee Cattermole out for remainder of the season

Steven Fletcher, pictured, and Lee Cattermole will miss the rest of the season
Steven Fletcher, pictured, and Lee Cattermole will miss the rest of the season

Damian Spellman

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill was this afternoon dealt a devastating double blow when it was confirmed that both Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole will miss the rest of the season.

Leading scorer Fletcher suffered ankle ligament damage on international duty with Scotland last week, and midfielder Cattermole underwent surgery on a persistent knee problem earlier today.

A club statement said: "Sunderland have confirmed today that striker Steven Fletcher and captain Lee Cattermole will miss the rest of the current campaign due to injury."

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