SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce says Kieran Richardson will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture of his leg.
The versatile midfielder and defender is believed to have suffered the injury during Sunderland’s 3-2 home loss to West Bromwich Albion on April 9.
Initial scans failed to diagnose the problem, but Richardson had more tests after continuing to experience pain.
Bruce said the 26-year-old has a stress fracture of his left fibula and will not be able to train for three weeks, which ends his campaign.
Sunderland are severely depleted by injury for tomorrow’s game at Bolton and still don’t have a fit senior striker to name in the side.