Sunderland blow as Jan Kirchhoff ruled out for up to 8 weeks with hamstring injury

Jan Kirchhoff has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a hamstring injury.

Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 3:39 pm
Jan Kirchhoff goes down injured against West Brom

The German midfielder suffered the strain in the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

It is the latest setback for manager David Moyes, who has yet to win a Premier League game this season.

A club statement said: "Jan Kirchhoff has been ruled out for a minimum of six weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during Sunderland's draw against West Bromwich Albion.

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"The former Bayern Munich player was stretchered off in Saturday’s game at the Stadium of Light, and in order to assess the extent of the injury the 26-year-old underwent a scan which revealed he will be out for six to eight weeks.

"The midfielder will now focus on returning to action as soon as possible."