In comments reported by the Chronicle, Jack Ross has admitted that he is frustrated as he suggested that Duncan Watmore currently looks to be a few weeks from returning for Sunderland.
Watmore has made one appearance for the Black Cats this term. The 25-year-old came off the bench for the opening day draw with Oxford United, but has not been seen since.
The former Hibernian loanee has endured a terrible time with injuries. And ahead of Sunderland’s first game following the international break, Ross opened up on how difficult a spell it has been.
“It is a muscular injury. At the moment the timescale is looking like another two or three weeks from now,” he said, as reported by the Chronicle.
“That can change either way but that is where we are at at the moment. It is frustrating for him, it is frustrating for me but that is the nature of the game. All we can do is ensure we get him physically right to play and then make sure we support him emotionally to deal with all of the challenges he has had to face.”
It would be fantastic for the attacker if he could enjoy a lengthy spell without any injury problems. When he emerged into the first-team, he looked to have the potential to go on and enjoy a long career at the highest level.
However, he has largely had to watch the club’s slide from the sidelines. He has made just 32 league appearances since the start of the 2016/17 season.
If he can get enjoy a solid run without any issues and is able to rediscover his best form, he could be a fantastic player for Ross to have up his sleeve.
And having had such a torrid time with injuries, Watmore may well be even more determined to make up for lost time once he is back playing for the Black Cats.