Sunderland BLOW! Watmore out for rest of the season, Moyes tells talkSPORT

first_imgSunderland manager David Moyes has confirmed to talkSPORT that young forward Duncan Watmore has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee ligament injury.The 22-year-old suffered the problem in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Leicester City following a collision with Foxes defender Christian Fuchs, and left the field on a stretcher.England Under-21s star Watmore had started 11 Premier League this season, and his injury is another blow to Moyes’ Black Cats squad, having already lost defender Paddy McNair, captain Lee Cattermole and midfielder Lynden Gooch.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Jim White, the Sunderland boss said of the youngster’s injury: “It is sad news because he is a great boy.“Duncan has been terrific for us so he didn’t deserve that, but he will come back.“These injuries are happening more regularly now, players are coming back, surgeons are better, so we look forward to Duncan returning. But it will probably not be until the start of next season now.”last_img