Gooch stretchered off with ankle injury in Sunderland U-23 match

Gooch stretchered off with ankle injury in Sunderland U-23 match

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Gooch stretchered off with ankle injury in Sunderland U-23 match

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Lynden Gooch has established himself as a member of the Sunderland first team, but the U.S. Men’s National Team winger faces a major setback after picking up an injury while getting minutes on the reserve level.

Featuring for Sunderland’s reserves, Gooch was stretchered off during a game against Tottenham due to an apparent ankle injury. Prior to the injury, Gooch was involved in the opening goal of an eventual 2-2 draw. He was one of three senior team members with the reserve side on Monday.

“It was disappointing for Lynden,” said coach Andy Welsh. “We’ll have to assess him and see how it is.”

Gooch has made nine appearances for the Sunderland first team this season, including four starts.

Sunderland returns to action on Saturday against Leicester City.

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