Sunderland news

Fletcher undergoes ankle surgery

April 18, 2013
By Kristan Heneage
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher has undergone surgery on the injured ankle that has ruled him out for the rest of this season.

Fletcher, 26, a £12 million summer signing from Wolves, suffered the injury in the early stages of Scotland's World Cup qualifier against Wales last month.

The Black Cats hope this season's top scorer will be fit to return at the start of next season, with new manager Paolo Di Canio having voiced concerns about a dearth of striking options.

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