Nosworthy comeback delayed

27 February 2009 05:26
Sunderland defender Nyron Nosworthy's comeback from injury has been delayed after he suffered a slight setback in training this week.[LNB] The centre-half pulled his hamstring against Aston Villa in mid-January and has now aggravated the strain.[LNB]This means he is now definitely out of the game against Liverpool on Tuesday, which is being shown live on Sky Sports 2 at 8pm.[LNB]Black Cats boss Ricky Sbragia believes the setback could be down to over-training.[LNB]He told the Sunderland Echo: "Nyron has aggravated the strain a little bit.[LNB]Nothing serious"It's nothing serious but it will delay his comeback for a while.[LNB]"We had planned to include him in the reserve game at Wigan Athletic earlier this week. But he felt his hamstring and we withdrew him from the squad.[LNB]"It's probably a case of over-training just a little bit, so that is something we are going to have to keep our eye on.[LNB]"It's a disappointment for him but it shouldn't set him back too much and thankfully we have got plenty of players for cover in his absence now."[LNB]Kenwyne Jones, Steed Malbranque and Teemu Tainio suffered injuries in the goalless draw against Arsenal last time and Sbragia said the club are monitoring their situation.[LNB]StrugglingHe said: "Kenwyne Jones was struggling a little bit with his knee at the Arsenal game, which is one of the reasons why he was substituted.[LNB]"Steed Malbranque got a slight calf strain and Teemu Tainio also took a knock to the knee but none of those injuries are serious and it's just a case of keeping our eye on them.[LNB]"Djibril Cisse was touch and go for the Arsenal game but when it came down to it, he couldn't be risked.[LNB]"He's doing straight line running right now and we might bring him back into full training today but, again, we'll have to see how he goes - I know he is desperate to play against Liverpool."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports