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Duncan Watmore | Forward | #14

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 159

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Sunderland has lost another young starter to serious injury with the news that Duncan Watmore suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Manager David Moyes confirmed the injury after the club's win against Leicester City on Saturday, when Watmore was taken off on a stretcher: "It's disappointing as we've lost Paddy McNair and Lynden Gooch - two young players who have been getting a bit of game time. Duncan has been a big part of the first team and it would be a big blow." However, the club's fears have been confirmed with Watford suffering cruciate ligament damage that will keep him out for the rest of the year along with McNair, while Gooch has been ruled out for the next two to three months with an ankle injury. It remains unclear who will replace the young forward with both Wahbi Khazri and Adnan Januzaj on the bench. Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:07:00 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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David Moyes admits the early signs "do not look great" after Duncan Watmore was stretchered off during the home win over Leicester City.

The Sunderland forward was carried from the field late on following a heavy collision with Christian Fuchs. Watmore fell awkwardly, and now the 22-year-old looks set to join long-term injury absentees Lynden Gooch and Paddy McNair after suffering what looks to be serious knee ligament damage. Moyes also revealed that his half-time double substitution was enforced, and not "tactical genius" as the returning Jan Kirchhoff helped Sunderland on the way to a valuable three-points. "Steven [Pienaar's] eye closed over and he had blurred vision and Jason [Denayer] felt ill." Both players should return for the trip to Swansea but Watmore will be lucky to play again this year, although a scan will confirm the full extent of his injury.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 05:30:00 AM

Sam Allardyce confirmed that Duncan Watmore has returned to the club ahead of schedule and is in contention to return for the weekend.

The Black Cats will surely welcome another attacking option after scoring only two goals in the last four Premier League matches. Watmore suffered the ankle injury two months ago and initial fears suggested the 22-year-old would miss the rest of the season. But the manager was optimistic Watmore could be back to his old self possibly as soon as this weekend: "The roadrunner is back. He’s up and out there, enthusiastic and covering every blade of grass again on the pitch. He gives us a very important alternative to what we already have."
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Duncan Watmore is poised for a first team return after re-joining the main group in training this week.

The Sunderland forward damaged ankle ligaments in early February and there were concerns that Watmore would miss the remainder of the campaign. However, following his successful rehab which was free from any setbacks, the 22-year-old is now back amongst the Sunderland ranks. His return means that Sam Allardyce has a fully fit squad to choose from and the Black Cats boss can at least shake things up or rest players accordingly as his side push to secure their top flight status. Seb Larsson, Dame N’Doye and Jeremain Lens in particular will all be hoping for a recall.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Duncan Watmore could return ahead of schedule and play again before the end of the season as long as the Sunderland forward avoids any major setbacks.

Watmore has been sidelined since damaging ankle ligaments back in February but the 22-year-old -- who has stepped up his rehab in recent weeks -- has targeted a return before the end of April. The news will provide a welcome boost for Sam Allardyce whose side are stuck in what appears to be a three way relegation dogfight. Watmore is the only current long-term injury absentee with Wahbi Khazri and Lamine Kone both pencilled in for a return this weekend following their withdrawal from international duty. New short-term signing Emmanuel Eboue is also over his recent hamstring problem while Younes Kaboul should shake off a minor calf complaint.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 10:35:00 AM

Sam Allardyce confirmed that forward Duncan Watmore picked up a considerable ankle injury against Liverpool and will be assessed in the next two weeks.

The club will allow the swelling in the forward's ankle ligaments to subside before determining the next course of action, but Watmore is expected to be out indefinitely. Sunderland was dealt more bad news in attack as Allardyce said the club suspects Jeremain Lens' groin injury is in fact a hernia that could sideline him for the month. However, Fabio Borini is due to return this weekend after missing the past week due to illness. But adding Dame N'Doye and Wahbi Khazri in the winter window solidifies the depth at the position as both could be optimal fantasy picks for the weekend match with Manchester United, particularly Khazri with his two assists last week.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 10:47:00 AM

There weren't many highlights for the Black Cats as they lost at home 3-1 to newly promoted Norwich City but Duncan Watmore's goal on his debut was at least cause for a little celebration.

The supporters started leaving early at the Stadium of Light as their team looked like anything but a Premier League side for the second week in a row. Dick Advocaat's side scored a late goal through debutant Duncan Watmore who played in the SPL on loan at Hibernian last season. Norwich looked like a side that wasn't going to be very good after failing to capitalize on good possession against Crystal Palace last weekend but Sunderland made them look like world beaters.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Sunderland youngster Duncan Watmore has completed a loan move to Scottish side Hibernian until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old winger was former-manager Paolo Di Canio's first signing for Sunderland and spent most of his time in the development squad, scoring three goals this season. The club hope a loan move will allow him to get some more exposure to competitive first-team football before reassessing his squad position in the summer.
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 08:06:00 AM