Sunderland defender Lamine Kone will not risk his knee injury for Ivory Coast during the upcoming international break.
Sunderland manager David Moyes said he hopes to have forward Victor Anichebe available for the final month of the season.
Sunderland was dealt more bad news in its race to avoid relegation with Jan Kirchhoff set to miss six weeks.
Sunderland had to look at a home game against Burnley as a chance to earn three much-needed points, but the Black Cats failed to find the finishing touch and played to a 0-0 draw.
England manager Gareth Southgate has given a recall to Sunderland forward Jermain Defoe ahead of the international break.
Sunderland put together a valiant effort against Manchester City in a 2-0 loss at the Stadium of Light on Sunday evening.
Sunderland remains bottom of the Premier League after yet another goalless outing in a 2-0 loss to Everton.
Sunderland midfielder Jan Kirchhoff has returned to training, but will not be available to face Everton this weekend.
Sunderland manager David Moyes confirmed that goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is available to face Everton this weekend.
Sunderland manager David Moyes confirmed that goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will not be available for the weekend.
Sunderland have been boosted by the return of Jordan Pickford who re-joined his teammates in full training at the Academy of Light this week.
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.
Sunderland rode a wave of four first-half goals to an easy 4-0 victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Sunderland is starting to make a habit of spoiling any thoughts of an easy three points against the big clubs.
Sunderland manager David Moyes continues to bring familiar faces to the club with moves for Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo.