Sunderland confirmed goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will miss around two months after sustaining a knee injury.
Sunderland face the prospect of losing Jordan Pickford for several weeks after the in-form 22-year-old was injured at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.
Sunderland manager David Moyes said he sees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as the successor to Joe Hart in the England setup.
Sunderland remained winless after their 2-0 loss at Stoke City on Saturday.
It's turning out to be a breakout year for Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who received his first call-up into the England national team.
Jordan Pickford continues to impress for David Moyes and was responsible for keeping Sunderland in the match, but Tottenham's one goal was enough to grab all the points in the 1-0 result at White Hart Lane.
Sunderland failed to sign a goalkeeper on Deadline Day which makes Jordan Pickford the default starter until Vito Mannone returns from injury.