Sunderland midfielder Luke O’Nein will most likely miss the next three months of football action following surgery to correct a long-standing shoulder problem. The Sunderland player had been playing with the shoulder for a while before the decision was taken for him to go for surgery in a bid to solve the issue permanently.
Sunderland have a lot of players in the treatment room as they chase down an automatic promotion slot in League One. Apart from O’Neil, the other injured Sunderland players include Aiden McGeady, Niall Huggins and Dennis Cirkin.
O’Nien, 27, has made 22 appearances for the Black Cats this season, netting three times. The experienced midfielder has grown to become a fans favourite at the Stadium of Light on the back of his transfer to the club three months. He has played 161 times for Sunderland in his three years at the club.
Sunderland have struggled a bit in the past few weeks without O’Nein, but they managed to beat Morecambe convincingly in their midweek clash. The Black Cats thrashed their oppoents 5-0 at home to boost their quest for one of the two automatic spots for the Championship via League One.
The Black Cats are back in the top four on the League One standings after the big win over Morecambe.
Sunderland will take on fellow Championship hopefuls Plymouth Argyle at home this week. They can leapfrog their opponents into third position with a win and it’s important to continue the run following the 5-0 drubbing handed out toMorecambe during the week. An home win for Sunderland against Plymouth will take them one point above their opponents on the league standings.