SUNDERLAND midfielder Lee Cattermole is a major doubt to make his return from injury against Burnley on Saturday.
Cattermole is yet to feature in 2015, due to knee and groin problems, and, despite upping his training regime this week, the game may still come too soon for him.
“Lee is getting there slowly,” said boss Gus Poyet.
“It is a tricky injury because it is the type where if you make a mistake and bring him back too early you will go backwards.
“We’re making sure everything is spot on.”
However, Adam Johnson and Wes Brown should feature against the Clarets after returning to training yesterday.