Sunderland pair told to take a break

Lee Cattermole
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LEE Cattermole and Michael Turner have been ordered to rest until the summer in a bid to solve their persistent injury problems.

The Sunderland duo’s comebacks lasted just a month before they both suffered relapses, which have ruled them out for the remainder of the season.

Skipper Cattermole felt a twinge in his back during the defeat to Fulham last month, while Turner took a knock to his knee in training off fellow centre-half John Mensah.

A sustained period of rest is the only cure for both, although the pair are expected to report early for pre-season training.

Black Cats boss Steve Bruce told the Echo: “The medical people have advised both players to shut down.

“Hopefully, their injuries will settle down with rest.”

See the full story in Saturday’s Sunderland Echo.