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Lee Cattermole | Midfielder | #6

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 168

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Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole suffered a massive setback in his recovery after undergoing hip surgery.
The veteran midfielder sustained a back injury at the beginning of this season and was close to recovering until undergoing hip surgery that will keep him out until March. Just as the club's long-term injuries were starting to return, Sunderland manager David Moyes will now have to reevaluate his options in midfield ahead of the busy festive period. Said Moyes: "We’ve got people making good progress – Vito’s had some game time and so has Seb Larsson – but Fabio Borini isn’t back yet and neither is Lee Cattermole. Lee will be out for four months after undergoing hip surgery." Nov 18 - 1:45 PM

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Sunderland manager David Moyes confirmed both Sebastian Larsson and Lee Cattermole could return in the next month.

The manager has struggled since arriving at the club, with only two points on the season to put the club at the bottom of the table. But the midfield boost this month presents positive signs of a turnaround with Cattermole close to training after missing the last month with a knee injury and Larsson close to his first match action of the season. Said Moyes: "Seb Larsson is back training and he might have a game in the under-23s – maybe next week as well – and Lee Cattermole is making some progress as well. Hopefully he might start training with us next week so one or two are getting a bit closer to it."
Nov 4 - 7:11 AM

Sunderland's starting duo of Lee Cattermole and Steven Pienaar missed the club's 1-1 draw with West Brom due to injury.

The midfielders will surely take the international break to recover from a series of injuries picked up over the week. Said manager David Moyes: "Steven Pienaar pulled up with a hamstring injury last weekend - I don't think it's too severe but it'll be enough to miss the game – with Adnan and Lee Cattermole out as well. Lee has neuro pain pain coming from his spine and down his leg, so we expect him to get an epidural today [Friday] or certainly over the weekend." Without the veteran midfield duo, Moyes opted for Wahbi Khazri and Paddy McNair in the starting lineup.
Oct 1 - 12:28 PM

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole and winger Steven Pienaar have been cleared for the weekend match with Spurs.

Cattermole has missed the entire season so far after requiring surgery to repair a double hernia while Pienaar has been in and out with issues over match fitness as well as a knock. However, manager David Moyes confirmed new signing Victor Anichebe won't be available: "Lee Cattermole and Steven Pienaar have got a chance of being involved. They have both trained for the last few days and they are beginning to push a little bit more to join the group. It would be good to get Victor ready but I don’t want to rush him; he has a little bit of a thigh strain but he’s stilling running so we’re just being protective."
Sep 16 - 6:46 PM

Injuries to Lee Cattermole, Jan Kirchhoff and Seb Larsson meant that David Moyes was forced into using John O’Shea as a makeshift midfielder at the Etihad on Saturday.

Following the news that Seb Larsson could miss up-to six months, after undergoing knee surgery to repair medial knee ligaments, Moyes revealed Cattermole may need to go under the knife to cure a long standing groin complaint: "It looks like Lee might need a hernia operation." No news yet on how long he’s likely to miss, but despite a solid performance from O’Shea, Moyes will be keen to ensure his switch was only a "one-off" with the possibility of bringing in reinforcements before the transfer window closes: "It [is] one area we are definitely going to have to look to strengthen in." Kirchhoff aggravated a hamstring injury during pre-season, but the German is believed to be close to a return and may be available for Sundays Wear-Tees derby.
Aug 15 - 6:53 AM

Lee Cattermole will miss this weekends’ visit to Southampton after the tough tackling midfielder was forced off against Crystal Palace due to a head injury.

Cattermole started Tuesdays’ game from the bench having made way for Jack Rodwell, but following his introduction on the hour mark, the 27-year-old was replaced 16 minutes later following a clash of heads with Jordan Mutch. Cattermole was left slightly concussed with a deep cut above his left eye ruling him of the trip to St Marys’ on Saturday. Sam Allardyce will also check on fellow midfielder Jan Kirchhoff while defender John O’Shea was replaced because of calf tightness. Younes Kaboul is the player expected to come into the Sunderland back four if the Irishman fails to recover in time.
Mar 2 - 7:11 AM

Just two weeks after declaring the squad fully fit, Sam Allardyce will have to find another way to remedy his injured midfield following blows to Sebastian Larsson and Lee Cattermole.

Both midfielders missed the loss to Arsenal and could face more time on the sidelines as Allardyce chose to start Ola Toivonen and Fabio Borini in their places. Larsson is due out until the New Year after suffering an injury to medial ligaments in his knee, which required him to visit a specialist in Barcelona to determine the extent of the damage. Meanwhile, Sunderland is listing Cattermole as a doubt for the week and is assessing him on a day-to-day basis after a niggling back injury that has plagued him throughout the year returned.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 11:34:00 AM

Sunderland will have to face Southampton in Week 12 without Lee Cattermole after the midfielder was ruled out with a groin injury.

Sunderland manager Sam Allaradyce confirmed the news at his weekly press conference, but said he is hopeful to have a fully fit squad after the upcoming international break: "I don’t think it’s that serious but Lee certainly won’t be fit for the weekend. I think after the international break I will expect him to be fit when all the players get back." Cattermole was subbed off last weekend against Everton early in the first half as Jack Rodwell came on to replace him. Rodwell and Jordi Gomez are the likely candidates to replace Cattermole.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 11:22:00 AM

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is hopeful the upcoming international break will cure the club of its injury woes after Lee Cattermole was subbed off in the first half against Everton with a knock.

Said Allardyce: "It’s an ongoing problem Lee [Cattermole] has had, and he hasn’t been training too much...We’re coming towards the international break, and hopefully by the time that’s over we will have completely recovered from the injuries." Cattermole has now joined Fabio Borini, Ola Toivonen, Younes Kaboul and John O'Shea on the training table. The injuries have hit so hard that midfielder Jack Rodwell volunteered himself to fill in at center-back, if necessary.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 07:45:00 AM

Lee Cattermole made a first half exit in the Everton v Sunderland match after picking up a knock.

Whether right or wrong, there are many top flight players and fans who are grinning at seeing Cattermole, who has perhaps caused more injuries in the Premier League in recent seasons than anyone, pick up a knock of his own. He was replaced in a like for like move by Jack Rodwell and his injury will be assessed in the coming days.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Lee Cattermole will serve a two match suspension for picking up his 10th yellow card of the season in Sunderland's 1-1 draw with Hull.

Cattermole was booked on the hour mark of Tuesday's match for petulantly kicking out at Hull's David Meyler - earning the Sunderland midfielder a 10th yellow card of the season and a subsequent two-match ban. The booking pushes Cattermole up to a career record of 75 yellow cards and 7 red cards, so it's safe to say he's not a player you should ever consider for your fantasy side.
Wed, Mar 4, 2015 06:52:00 AM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will ring the changes as the Black Cats entertain Leeds at the Stadium of Light on Sunday in the third round of the FA Cup.

Lee Cattermole is still struggling with the same groin injury which kept him out of the defeat at Manchester City – Jack Rodwell will be hoping to retain his place following a goal against his former club – and Santiago Vergini is likely to be rested after a minor knock / fatigue forced his early withdrawal at the Etihad. Liam Bridcutt [concussion] comes back into the reckoning while fringe players Cabral and Jozy Altidore will be pushing for a start - Emanuele Giaccherini could gain some valuable match-fitness after 3 months out following his recent ankle ligament injury. Poyet confirms Anthony Reveillere and Patrick van Aanholt should join the main group in training from next week.
Source: Orange Sport
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 05:46:00 PM

Sunderland's Lee Cattermole scored a stunning goal as Sunderland drew 2-2 with West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Cattermole's fine long-range effort gave Sunderland a fifth-minute lead before Berahino's brace looked to have secured West Brom an opening day win. However, Sebastian Larsson levelled for the Black Cats with five minutes remaining after great work by Patrick van Aanholt to send the away fans home happy. An entertaining game and a decent point for both teams.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 01:29:00 PM

Lee Cattermole is an early doubt for Sunderland's match on Sunday after limping off during the midweek match against West Brom.

Cattermole was impressive during his time on the pitch and was probably Sunderland's best player for big parts of the game. The extent of his injury is unknown but it certainly doesn't sound like a long term problem. With Sunderland guaranteed Premier League status for next season, I wouldn't be surprised if Cattermole was benched as a precaution. Use at your own risk.
Thu, May 8, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt has become Sunderland’s fifth signing of the January transfer window.

Bridcutt has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract on Wearside and arrives for an undisclosed fee. The Scottish international is reunited with head coach Gus Poyet after the pair worked together at Brighton. The midfielder bagged Brighton's Player of the Season award in both 2012 and 2013, making 151 appearances for the club overall and scoring two goals. His arrival could spell the end for Lee Cattermole, who has been linked to a move away from Sunderland.
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 05:26:00 AM