Sunderland head coach David Moyes has confirmed that Super Eagles forward Victor Anichebe will be on the sidelines for a couple of the Black Cat’s subsequent games because of injury sustained in their 4-1 away loss to Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.

Anichebe left the pitch limping in the first half of the encounter, and Moyes confirmed the injury will cost the 28-year-old some playing time.

Moyes faces an anxious wait to see how bad the damage is to the Nigeria international’s hamstring.

“Victor has pulled his hamstring,” Moyes told the Sunderland Echo.

“I’ve not checked with the medical team as yet how bad or good it is at the moment, so we’ll just have to see how he is.”

This is Anichebe’s fourth injury since joining Sunderland as a free agent.

In September, Anichebe suffered a groin strain before being sidelined with a rib injury in November, and he sustained a knock in December.


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