Struggling Sunderland were dealt a further blow on Saturday with the enforced departure of striker Steven Fletcher during the defeat to Arsenal.
Two goals from recalled Steven Fletcher helped Sunderland pick up their first Premier League victory of the season.
Sunderland produced an impressive performance to seal an emphatic 5-1 win over Darlington in a pre-season friendly.
Steven Fletcher is to spend the summer working his way back to full fitness.
Steven Fletcher will be missing for Sunderland this weekend due to injury.
Sunderland are awaiting scan results of the ankle Steven Fletcher injured in the Black Cats match with Crystal Palace over the weekend to determine how long the striker will be sidelined.
Steven Fletcher and Jack Colback missed Sunderland's big Cup victory over Chelsea today. It's being reported that they were ill.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has backed striker Steven Fletcher to go on a goalscoring run once he is back to full fitness.
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher will return from a shoulder injury for Gus Poyet's first game in charge
New Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has revealed that Steven Fletcher is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a shoulder injury and could be available to face Swansea City this weekend.
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher faces six weeks on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder during last Saturday's 3-0 defeat by West Brom.
Striker Steven Fletcher dislocated his shoulder in the final 15 minutes of Sunderland's match with West Brom, and reports suggest he could be facing several weeks on the sideline, if not months.
Sunderland are now bottom of the table, procuring just 1 point in 5 matches and sitting on a -8 goal difference following their 3-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion today.
Four Premier League clubs have expressed an interest in taking Udinese striker Matej Vydra on loan, claims his agent.