Sunderland manager Jack Ross has issued an update on injured midfielder George Honeyman ahead of his side’s trip to Wycombe Wanderers this weekend, after speaking to the Sunderland Echo.
The Black Cats’ captain was taken off on the stroke of half-time in their clash with Bristol Rovers in midweek, where Ross’ men booked their place in the Checkatrade Trophy final after a 2-0 victory.
But the Scottish manager has revealed that the midfielder is “recovering well” after sustaining an impact injury on Tuesday night, and is expected to train on Friday ahead of the Black Cats’ trip to Adams Park.
Ross said: “He’s recovering well, he wasn’t out on the grass today but that’s more precautionary than anything else.”
“As things stand we expect him to train tomorrow with the group – it was just an impact injury at the time, quite a sore one but it’s heeled well since Tuesday.”
Fresh after securing their place at Wembley against Portsmouth in midweek, Ross’ men will be hungry to pick up from where they left off in the league, with automatic promotion still very much on the agenda for the North East club.
The Black Cats, after winning their last three league games, currently sit 3rd in the Sky Bet League One table, two points off Barnsley with a game in hand on the Tykes.
This is really good news for Sunderland, who will be desperate to pick up another important three points this weekend.
It looked a nasty one on Tuesday for Honeyman, but thankfully it was only an impact injury and is only a sore one.
Sunderland have plenty of talented players and exciting options going forward, but their captain is the one that makes them tick, and he would have been really missed this weekend.