CONNOR Wickham will undergo a scan on his calf today after withdrawing at the last minute from Sunderland’s FA Cup triumph at Fulham.
Wickham sustained an injury during the warm-up before last night’s fourth round replay at Fulham and was forced to pull out, with Steven Fletcher taking the place of the 21-year-old in the starting line-up.
The £8m frontman will be assessed today, but is already a major doubt for this weekend’s trip to Swansea.
However, Jack Rodwell – who suffered a minor injury during a training session yesterday morning – should be fit for the clash at the Liberty Stadium.
Head coach Gus Poyet said: “Connor got injured in the warm-up with a calf. He’ll have a scan today.”
However, the withdrawal of Wickham didn’t faze Sunderland, as they utterly dominated proceedings – both before and after Fulham took the lead against the run of play during the first half, with the Black Cats getting a deserved win in the end.
Poyet added: “I don’t think I’ve said it once this year, but I really enjoyed watching the team.”