Henderson blow for Black Cats
Steve Bruce has confirmed that starlet Jordan Henderson will be sidelined for four to six weeks.
Last Updated: 08/02/10 5:19pm
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has confirmed that starlet Jordan Henderson will be sidelined for four to six weeks.
The 19-year-old midfielder, who has had a superb maiden campaign in the Premier League for The Black Cats, was stretchered off against Wigan at the weekend with an ankle injury.
Now Bruce has admitted that although the full extent is not yet known, he expects him to be out for around for around four to six weeks.
"It looks a nasty one for the kid. His youthful exuberance has been a massive help to us and he will be a big loss," said Bruce.
"He's definitely going to be out for weeks and maybe even months - but we have to move on and manage without him.
"He'll have a scan on Thursday once the swelling has gone down, so we won't know any of the serious stuff until at least then," he revealed.
"If it's a normal twisted ankle, then it looks like he'll be out for four to six weeks.
"It seems to be our season so far where people who have been playing very, very well for us get injured or suspended.
"That's been the problem over the last couple of months. The kid's done fantastic and he'll be a very big loss for us."