Sunderland defender Brown out for two months

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WES Brown is out for two months – but Sunderland are happy!

The centre-back sustained knee medial ligament damage in Sunday’s FA Cup tie – but boss Martin O’Neill’s worst fears, over a season-ending injury, have not been realised.

O’Neill revealed: “We don’t think Wes needs an operation, but he’ll be two weeks in a brace and you’re looking at possibly eight weeks. But that’s nowhere near as bad as we first thought.

“We thought it was season-ending at first having come down on his knee.

“Lee Cattermole is feeling a lot better and he’s hoping to start running at the back end of next week.

“David Vaughan is feeling better but is still very, very sore. The swelling is still up and it’s looking like a few weeks for him.

“So we do have our injury worries and there are others, too, like Nicklas Bendtner.

“But we are getting great performances from the side regardless of who is playing it seems and we simply have to look at keeping that going.”