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Sunderland defender Anton Ferdinand out for at least a month
Published : 10 Dec 2009 12:22:21Rss feed
The 24-year-old was hurt in a challenge by striker Erik Nevland in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Fulham and is facing a spell in the Sunderland treatment room. Bruce told the Sunderland Echo: "It's a nasty one for Anton. Sunderland focus on improvementRoberto Mancini claims offer from SunderlandPremier League transfer watchFulhams David Healy having Sunderland medical as Steve Davis completes Rangers switch"Nevland's body weight came down on the ankle when they went to ground and he's no chance of being ready for the weekend. "He's got no chance for Saturday and it looks like it could be a month at least for him. "It's disappointing for him and disappointing for me." Ferdinand's misfortune ahead of Saturday's home clash with Portsmouth comes with George McCartney struggling with a hamstring problem, John Mensah out with a calf injury and Kieran Richardson and Phil Bardsley both suspended.