Scottish international Steven Fletcher is hoping to return before the end of the season after aggravating an ankle injury in training.
Steven Fletcher hadn't figured much since Jermain Defoe's arrival but he started against Aston Villa and scored well in fantasy despite the ugly 4-0 loss. He left the match late with a thigh problem.
Gus Poyet has been relieved of his duties at Sunderland after 18 months in charge following Saturdays’ embarrassing 4-nil home loss to Aston Villa while matters on the pitch were made worse as the Black Cats also added another three players to their treatment room.
Gus Poyet has confirmed the players who missed out during the home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday have a "good chance" of being available for game week 22.
Steven Fletcher scored twice as Sunderland against 10-man Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
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