Gary Rowell: A nightmare for Sunderland’s Fraizer Campbell

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WHEN you get bad news after bad news, the last thing you want to hear about is a big setback for Fraizer Campbell.

If it turns out to be the worst-case scenario that he misses a large chunk of next season, then you have to feel for the lad.

It is a great life as a footballer, but the one downside to it is long-term injuries.

When you are out, you feel dreadful that you are not able to contribute in the one way you can, so to come back and suffer a setback is really heartbreaking.

I really hope he comes through because it is the worst news you could have wished for the lad.

Everybody is on a downer with results at the moment and he might have been the one to give us a bit of impetus over the last few games of the season.

But Campbell can look at David Meyler and how he has bounced back.

Meyler suffered a recurrence of his knee injury, but was on the bench at Birmingham on Saturday, so he might be the example to follow.

READ the full column in Tuesday’s Echo