Gordon to see knee specialist
Steve Bruce has revealed Craig Gordon is to visit a specialist over his troublesome knee injury.
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me on Twitter @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 03/03/11 10:59am
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has revealed Craig Gordon is to visit a specialist over his troublesome knee injury.
The Scotland goalkeeper has been struggling with the problem since returning early from international duty last month.
Gordon was named on the bench for last weekend's defeat to Everton with Simon Mignolet drafted into the starting line-up.
Bruce has now decided to send Gordon to see a specialist in Sweden next Monday to try and get to the bottom of the problem.
"Craig Gordon is not 100 per cent fit, I have to report that. He's going to see a specialist on Monday," said Bruce.
"He came back from Scotland with a knee injury and it has been niggling away at him. He's away to see a specialist in Sweden on Monday and we will see how he is."
Welbeck boostBruce also revealed loan star Danny Welbeck has returned to training following his long-term knee injury and could be included in the squad for this weekend's trip to Arsenal.
Welbeck, who is on loan from Manchester United and Fraizer Campbell, who has also been a long-term absentee with a knee problem, are expected to play in a behind-closed-doors friendly next week as they step up their bids for fitness.
"Danny Welbeck is training today with Fraizer Campbell. Welbeck, if he comes through the next two days, could be involved on Saturday," added Bruce.
"We have got a game against West Ham on Tuesday here and I expect Fraizer and Danny both to be playing in that."