Chris Coleman has revealed Jonny Williams will be out for up to a month with an injury sustained during Sunderland’s visit to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
The Wales International was forced off in the opening period after a collision on the halfway line, and Coleman has admitted the 23-year-old now faces yet another spell on the sidelines.
Williams’ latest setback comes just a month after making his return to action following a three-month spell in the treatment room with a dislocated shoulder.
And speaking to safc.com, Coleman has admitted the news that Williams will now spend the next month on the sidelines is a major blow.
“Jonny will be out for a month,” he said.
“It is a grade two tear in his quad. That’s disappointing because it has been a tough season for Jonny, very stop-start.
“I can’t get him fit and keep him fit and that’s a shame because he is such a good player and in full flow as a Sunderland player the supporters would love him.
“We haven’t managed to see that because unfortunately he has had bad luck.”
He continued: ‘Darron Gibson trained today in part of the session but he will be a few weeks away.
“Even before you can play in a behind closed door game or an under-23s game.
“He is doing well, he has had no setbacks so far.”