Sunderland boost as Jones scan reveals no lasting damage to striker

17 March 2010 05:29
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has been handed a major boost, following confirmation that striker Kenwyne Jones suffered no lasting damage in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.[LNB]The 25-year-old Trinidad and Tobago international, who scored the game's opening goal, failed to return after the break and Bruce initially voiced fears that the frontman could be sidelined for a month with a groin problem.[LNB] Welcome boost: Kenwyne Jones could be backsooner than expected after scans revealed the striker suffered nolasting damage after limping off against Man City[LNB]However, scans have shown the injury is not as serious as was first thought and Jones has not yet been ruled out of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Birmingham.[LNB]  'Kenwyne's had a scan and thankfully, the damage isn't as bad as we first feared,' Bruce told the club's official website.[LNB]'It's too early to say whether he will make Saturday's game, but we will keep an eye on him, give him all the treatment we can and keep our fingers crossed.'[LNB]  Mensah admits he would love to sign permanent deal with SunderlandJohnson: I'm delighted to break duck but wish it wasn't against Sunderland!SUNDERLAND FC

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