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Jack Rodwell | Midfielder | #8

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 154

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Sunderland left Selhurst Park with three-points following an emphatic win over Palace but the victory was marred following the loss of yet more players to injury.
The Black Cats cruised to a 4-0 half-time lead, with three goals in a two-minute spell before the break to pile pressure on their former boss Sam Allardyce. Palace sit second bottom [goal difference], and on current form the Eagles look to be a shoo-in for the drop. However, the key to Sunderland’s survival will rely on them being able to keep their players out of the treatment room and on the pitch. Duncan Watmore and Paddy McNair have already been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign while Victor Anichebe, Lee Cattermole and Jan Kirchhoff will spend the first few months of 2017 on the sidelines. Thankfully, Jordan Pickford is edging closer to a return but the sight of John O’Shea and Jack Rodwell [both hamstring] limping off will be a concern while Adnan Januzaj was unable to shake off a hip injury. All three players will be assessed. Sat, Feb 4, 2017 03:57:00 PM

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Sunderland manager David Moyes seemed thrilled to announce that Jack Rodwell is in contention for the weekend.

Rodwell was expected to miss a few weeks after suffering a medial ligament injury to his knee last weekend, but scans revealed no such damage. Meanwhile, Moyes said forward Victor Anichebe and winger Steven Pienaar are also close to a return and could face West Brom this weekend: "Victor, Steven and Jack did a little bit of running yesterday so we'll have to assess them this morning, but I'm hopeful we can get at least one back. At the time we thought Jack had damaged his medial ligament but he had a scan and there was nothing there, so he should be okay."
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 05:15:00 PM

Jack Rodwell is the latest addition to the Sunderland treatment room after David Moyes confirmed the midfielder injured his medial knee ligament during Saturdays disappointing home defeat to Stoke.

Prior to the matches in game week 21, no team had suffered more individual injuries than Sunderland during 2016/17 who have amassed an almighty 46 since the opening weekend which translates to over 1000 days lost. To help quantify that, in a little over 5 months’ player absence totals nearly three years and this latest setback will only serve to compound matters even more. Moyes provided an update after last night’s FA Cup replay defeat at Burnley: "Jack had a medial ligament injury and was scanned on Tuesday. The scan has not really come up with anything, so I’m hoping it shouldn’t keep Jack out for too long." However, there was better news regarding Victor Anichebe [hamstring] and Steven Pienaar [calf] who are both hoping to rejoin the main group in training this week after stepping up their respective recoveries from injury.
Wed, Jan 18, 2017 06:47:00 AM

Sunderland will have to add an FA Cup replay to its busy January schedule after a 0-0 draw with Burnley.

No team has more players at the African Cup of Nations than Sunderland and its four, but the Black Cats fared well and held a clean sheet against Burnley in their FA Cup opener. Manager David Moyes changed up the lineup with Jack Rodwell and Sebastian Larsson in the center of the pitch. But forward Jermain Defoe, subject of much interest from West Ham, looked sluggish and tired from the start. Said Moyes: "A slog for everybody. It was a really poor game. Two teams probably not trying to go completely full out. It's disappointing we didn't get through but at least we are still in the hat."
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 02:12:00 PM

Sunderland manager David Moyes confirmed that midfielder Jack Rodwell will continue to miss time with a hamstring injury.

The former Manchester City midfielder has been missing since the end of October, when he suffered a minor hamstring problem that was only supposed to keep him out of a week-to-week basis. However, weeks have turned to months and now he will need another two weeks. Meanwhile, Moyes wouldn't reveal the club's other injuries ahead of the Chelsea match: "We’ve got a couple of injuries and a couple of players are going to miss the game which has added to it a little bit...No, I’m going to keep that because I don’t want give Chelsea any more of an advantage if I can."
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 05:50:00 PM

Sunderland have completed the transfer of Didier Ndong from Ligue 1 club FC Lorient.

Sunderland have announced that the fee is €16 million and that the Gabonese international has signed a 5 year contract with the northern club. Ndong started his career in Tunisia before before to Lorient, where he quickly established himself in the first XI back in 2015. Last term, he made 34 appearances in Ligue 1 notching up 2 goals from centre midfield. His stats in both tackles and interceptions mean that comparisons are being drawn logically to N'Golo Kante. However, Lorient's Vice-President has suggested he has great attacking potential and may be more like Michael Essien. His high rate of passing and accuracy suggest that he will be of use to David Moyes in counter attacks and controlling play, however he will have to curb his discipline. He was cautioned in 11 of 34 games last season and managed to get a red card already this season. He should take one of Pienaar, Gooch or Rodwell out of Sunderland's starting XI.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Sam Allardyce will check on a number of players ahead of Sundays’ Wear-Tyne derby as Ola Toivonen, Jack Rodwell and Duncan Watmore missed the defeat to West Brom through injury.

Toivonen picked up groin strain on international duty and failed a late fitness test while Rodwell has been restricted to just five minutes of Premier League football over the past month due to a niggling ankle complaint. Watmore was injured for England under-21s and is still being assessed [hamstring]. However, Allardyce will be able to count on at least two new additions to the Black Cats squad. Jermain Lens and Seb Coates are both available having completed their domestic bans.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 06:30:00 AM

Jack Rodwell failed to recover from the ankle injury he picked up during last weeks’ League Cup defeat to Man City while team mate Jermaine Defoe was an unused substitute for the second successive match in GW7.

Rodwell rolled his ankle last Tuesday and although early reports suggested that the midfielder would recover in time, the 24 year-old was not included in the match-day squad as Lee Cattermole was recalled. The former Everton and Man City player is in line for a return in game week eight. In contrast Defoe was passed fit for the trip to Old Trafford but Dick Advocaat decided not to risk the clubs’ leading scorer who is said to be managing a hamstring complaint. Post-match the Dutch coach also confirmed that Adam Johnson was replaced at half-time because "every ball he touched was wrong." Sunderland currently find themselves rooted to the bottom of the BPL having failed to win any of their opening seven matches.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 07:32:00 AM

Sunderland lost for the third time in their last four preseason tilts, today looking unsettled in a 2-0 loss to League One side Doncaster Rovers.

It may be yet another fight to the finish in an effort to avoid relegation this season for Sunderland if the preseason has any bearing on what is to come. Outside of a brace in Toronto for Jermain Defoe that took a few minutes to achieve, the attack has been ineffective and the defense were left today asking questions about the two goals they conceded. One in particular was the fault of Rodwell who failed to clear a ball and allowed Doncaster to capitalize. Outside of Patrick van Aanholt, there isn't much the Black Cats are offering to begin the season that would appeal to managers. Perhaps they will kick it into another gear when things begin to matter, but it would be nice to see better from them in their final tune up with Hannover.
Source: Guardian
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 07:14:00 PM

Jack Rodwell was in the middle of just about everything as Sunderland came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Hull City at the KC Stadium.

Rodwell got his manager sent to the stands when he took a dive in the first half. Guy Poyet got into it with Steve Bruce on the sidelines and the officials saw fit to sent the embattled manager to the stands for the balance of the game. Rodwell redeemed himself in the second half as he headed home a Patrick van Aanholt cross for the final 1-1 score. Even Rodwell's goal wasn't without controversy as there was a hint of it hitting him on the arm after it came off his head.
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is expecting Adam Johnson to recover from a calf injury in time to face Burnley at the Stadium of Light in game week 23 but the Black Cats do have a number of concerns ahead of the match.

Defender Wes Brown and midfielder Lee Cattermole [both knee] missed out last weekend and Poyet is sweating over the fitness of the pair although it is hoped they will be back with the group at some-point over the next few days. Anthony Reveillere hasn’t featured since limping out of the derby warm-up at St James’ Park back in December but the veteran full-back is close having recovered from an Achilles issue. However Sunderland will be without Jack Rodwell who serves a one game suspension – Ricardo Alvarez or Emanuele Giaccherini are likely to deputise for Saturdays’ crucial game.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 06:34:00 AM

Jack Rodwell was conspicuous in his absence on Monday as Gus Poyet made four changes ahead of the game at Selhurst Park following a disappointing run of recent results.

The summer acquisition from Manchester City is slowly gaining momentum at the club following a number of injury plagued seasons – ongoing hamstring & groin issues – which have restricted Rodwell to just 7 league starts since the beginning of the 2012/13 campaign. But Gus Poyet admitted he is "looking forward to seeing him" [back in training] on Wednesday after a minor calf problem. The timely return of Jack Rodwell from injury could mean an immediate place in the starting eleven with Lee Cattermole facing a one game domestic ban after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during the win over Crystal Palace.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Jack Rodwell scored on his home debut, but it's too early to get excited about his prospects as a fantasy asset.

Rodwell scored the equaliser for Sunderland against Manchester United and this brought him 10 points in the Yahoo game, but aside from that he did little else that is rewarded in fantasy football. The midfielder finished the week on 11 points overall, and he's not going to score too many goals, so for now he is best used a bench back-up option while he remains cheap.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:20:00 AM

This may not sound like a big deal but for a player who has been dogged by injury issues, playing injury-free for even a half is a good sign.

For Sunderland and England supporters as well as fantasy managers looking for a bargain, the news of Rodwell actually playing football for 45 uninterrupted minutes is a big deal. Gus Poyet took a big risk paying a substantial fee for a player who has a long list of injury complaints at a young age. If Rodwell can stay healthy and start 30 or so matches, it will likely be viewed as a good signing. If he can't stay healthy then everyone will be left to wonder what else the club could have done with £10million to strengthen the squad.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Forgotten man Jack Rodwell finally has a chance to start again as he has completed a move from the bench at Manchester City to the starting eleven at Sunderland.

Jack Rodwell left Everton for Manchester City with the tag of being an up and coming star in the Premier League and potentially for England. After a few seasons of injury and as a deep reserve while City has won two league titles, he has re-emerged as a relevant player on the fantasy scene after his move to Sunderland. Gus Poyet, who has been eagerly awaiting new signings will be excited to have Rodwell to bolster the spine of his team. Given the increased importance of tackles and intercepted passes in today's fantasy landscape, Rodwell could be a great bargain for your fantasy roster.
Source: The Guardian
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 04:52:00 PM