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Wickham injury not so serious

Connor Wickham has suffered no serious damage to his knee after picking up an Injury at old Trafford, the club has confirmed. The 18-year-old went down in agony only seconds into Sunderland’s clash against Manchester United giving Steve Bruce fears that Wickham had damaged ligaments in his knee.

However, recent scans have put the Sunderland manager’s fears to rest and proved the injury to be not as serious as once presumed.

“The player has embarked on a rehabilitation programme as he recovers from the injury. Wickham left the field at Old Trafford after just 90 seconds on Saturday and underwent scans on Monday.”

Wickham will still see a few weeks rest on the sideline, providing manager, Bruce, with an injury crisis with his strikers. With Asamoah Gyan out on loan in the United Arab Emirates and Frazier Campbell struggling to recover from his own knee problem, Bruce is left with only two fully fit strikers in, loan signing Nikolas Bendtner and summer transfer Ji Dong-Won.

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