Sunderland skipper John O'Shea will miss this weekend's game at Bournemouth.
The 35-year-old centre-back was subbed with a hamstring injury in the 4-1 defeat to Arsenal and won't be fit enough to make the side at the Vitality Stadium.
David Moyes has been holding his pre-match press conference at the Academy of Light this morning.
Moyes said: "John O'Shea is okay but he's not fit for this weekend's game."
It is likely Lamine Kone and Papy Djilobodji will be the central defensive pairing.