Sunderland rocked by major injury blow to Everton striker

Sunderland fear that Nathan Broadhead may not play again this season.

The Black Cats have received the results of a scan that saw the Everton loanee forced off just before half time in the Carabao Cup quarter final defeat to Arsenal.

The 23-year-old had scored with a superb first-time finish just minutes earlier, which made it six goals in six games.

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Lee Johnson, speaking in the build-up to the League One clash with Doncaster Rovers on Monday lunchtime, says the striker will be missing for a minimum of three months.

Sunderland striker Nathan Broadhead

“It’s a bad one for Nathan,” the head coach said.

“I would say it will be a minimum of three months, but it could be the season.”

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Carl Winchester is also missing fromt he matchday squad at Doncaster due to injury, though Sunderland are hopeful that is just a minor knock that will not keep the Northern Irishman sidelined for long.

Young striker Will Harris is back in the squad after an ankle injury.