Sunderland suffer injury blow as key defender goes off against Lincoln City

Sunderland could be facing yet another defensive injury blow - after Denver Hume was withdrawn in the early stages of the play-off clash at Lincoln City.
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Denver Hume

Hume lasted just ten minutes of the tie at Sincil Bank before going down and receiving treament.

The full-back, who returned from a long-term injury towards the end of the regular campaign, was withdrawn and replaced by Callum McFadzean.

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Hume, an academy graduate, was able to walk off the field and Sunderland will hope that the injury is not a long-term one.

However, the club do have options in that area of the field – with McFadzean and Jake Vokins both able to provide cover and competition at left-back.

The Black Cats already have a number of senior defenders ruled-out of action, with Dion Sanderson, Arbenit Xhemajli and Jordan Willis all absent.

Conor McLaughlin also missed the play-off semi final at Lincoln after he too recently returned from injury.