Sunderland's injury problems are mounting up - with Lamine Kone the latest doubt for the game at Stoke City.
The Ivory Coast international is suffering from a tight hamstring and is a doubt for tomorrow's bottom-of-the-table Premier League clash.
Jason Denayer is also a major doubt for the game, as revealed earlier in the week.
The 21-year-old picked up the adductor muscle problem playing for Belgium's Under-21 side in Montenegro last Friday, coming off after just 33 minutes of the Under-21 European Championship qualifier.
Denayer has played in three out of the last four Premier League games for Sunderland.
Sunderland are also without Vito Mannone, Seb Larsson, Jan Kirchhoff, Lee Cattermole, Steven Pienaar and Adnan Januzaj for the game.