Injury latest: Simms injury to be assessed

Sunderland will assess the toe injury Ellis Simms picked up during Wednesday’s 3-0 win at Reading FC in the Sky Bet Championship.

The striker limped off in the 37th minute after picking up a knock and was replaced by Elliot Embleton.

Speaking in his post-match interview, Tony Mowbray provided the latest on our number nine.

“It's his big toe, on the joint - he was struggling to push off and it's numb at the moment,” he said.

“We’ll probably x-ray that tomorrow (Thursday) and fingers crossed it’s not a break or a dislocation.

“It wasn’t ideal losing Ellis, he brings us a physicality and he's key at defending set pieces, as well.”

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