SUNDERLAND will check on the fitness of Fraizer Campbell today after the striker suffered a painful foot injury in stoppage time at Upton Park on Saturday, writes GRAEME ANDERSON.
The 25-year-old (pictured) stayed down in the West Ham penalty area and limped off to be replaced by David Meyler and will be a major doubt for tomorrow’s Capital One Cup third round tie at MK Dons.
“I think Frazier might be going for some X-rays because there was a stamp on his foot and it was very sore,” said manager Martin O’Neill shortly after the game.
“I was hoping he would come off a bit quicker than he did, because I had the feeling that the referee would add on about half-an-hour and I didn’t want to give him the chance to do so.
“As much as Fraizer is my player, when he came off it wasn’t my main concern to find out how he was – it was the next ball into the penalty area that was worrying me.
“Of course, I asked him afterwards when he was on the treatment table, but we’ll just have to see how he is.
“We won’t know until after the X-rays.”