Major Injury boost for Sunderland ahead of clash with Fleetwood Town

Centre back Joel Lynch returned to training on Monday at the Academy of Light, with the Sunderland medical staff set to continue watch his reaction to a rib injury sustained at Portsmouth ahead of the clash with Fleetwood Town .

“Joel is back in training again today,” said manager Phil Parkinson.

“As long as he’s had no reaction with his rib injury, we’ll assess him for tomorrow and with the weekend game in mind as well.”

Sunderland get positive update on defender after suffering injury

The 32-y-o will be competing with Alim Ozturk, Tommy Smith and Tom Flanagan for a place in the side upon his return.


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