Sunderland have talent to cope without Charlie Wyke but Cats are vulnerable should another injury strike
Another spell on the sidelines will come as a bitter blow to Charlie Wyke, who had watched on eagerly as Sunderland made a flying start to the season.
His Black Cats career had got off to the perfect start when he turned in Lynden Gooch’s cross against Oxford Town but he is now likely to be out for two months.It will then be about rebuilding his match fitness and rhythm as he had to after arriving on Wearside.
He has proved himself in the tough environment of the lower leagues and was determined to take this chance.There will be time for that, of course, and many fans expected the prognosis to be worse given the ferocious nature of the collision. Wyke can bounce back but there will be no disguising his frustration.It leaves Jack Ross and his Sunderland team vulnerable.