Craig Gordon to visit specialist in Sweden in bid to cure troublesome knee injury

03 March 2011 12:12
Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon is to visit a specialist in Sweden next week over his troublesome knee injury.

The ?9million man has struggled since returning early from Scotland duty last month with the problem, and was an unused substitute for last weekend's 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Everton as Simon Mignolet took over.

Manager Steve Bruce said today: 'Craig Gordon is not 100 per cent fit, I have to report that. He's going to see a specialist on Monday.

Knee problems: Craig Gordon of Sunderland will see a specialist in Sweden about his injury

'He came back from Scotland with a knee injury and it has been niggling away at him. He's away to see a specialist in Sweden on Monday and we will see how he is.'

Striker Danny Welbeck has returned to training following his long-term knee injury and could be included in the squad for Saturday's trip to Arsenal.

Both he and Fraizer Campbell, who has also been a long-term absentee with a knee problem, are expected to play in a behind-closed-doors friendly next week.

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Bruce said: 'Danny Welbeck is training today with Fraizer Campbell. Welbeck, if he comes through the next two days, could be involved on Saturday.

'We have got a game against West Ham on Tuesday here and I expect Fraizer and Danny both to be playing in that.'

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