SUNDERLAND star Andy Reid could miss most of January with the hamstring strain he picked up in the Boxing Day game against Everton.This is a huge blow to Sunderland, who can ill afford to lose him after a poor run of form. Jordan Henderson may be one option for fantasy managers. He's still under 7 and took the one corner and one free kick that Sunderland earned against Rovers. Another, cheaper option may be Bolo Zenden at 4.62. He's struggling with his own hamstring injury (he's not in today's FA Cup lineup), but if he's back he may be given a chance by Bruce.
The Republic of Ireland international limped off at the end of the 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light and tests have shown that the muscle strain needs to be given weeks to recover.
"Andy's got a grade two tear," boss Steve Bruce revealed. "And when you've got one like that, you're usally looking at a minimum of three weeks."
Sunderland next face Bolton so pick them for this one, then sell before @Chelsea and @Everton. We'll see if Reid is back, and less pricey, for Stoke, Wigan and @Pompey.