Sunderland manager David Moyes has confirmed that Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe suffered a hamstring injury in his side’s 4-1 Premier League away loss to Burnley on Saturday.
Anichebe was hurt when giving chase to George Boyd as Burnley counter-attacked after clearing a Black Cats free-kick and limped off in first-half injury time.
This is Anichebe’s fourth injury since joining Sunderland as a free agent.
In September, Anichebe suffered a groin strain before being sidelined with a rib injury in November.
And he sustained a knock in December.
“Victor has pulled his hamstring,” Moyes told the Sunderland Echo.
“I’ve not checked with the medical team as yet how bad or good it is at the moment, so we’ll just have to see how he is.”
Aside from Anichebe, Sunderland lost Jason Denayer and Lamine Kone also to hamstring injuries in the game against Burnley.