Sunderland’s Ki Sung-Yueng is set to see a specialist regarding the knee injury he has been struggling with over recent weeks.
Currently on loan from Swansea, the midfielder has missed the last three games with tendonitis and may not feature again for the side before the end of the season with Sunderland’s last game coming against his parent club.
Speaking t the press, manager Gus Poyet said
“Ki has been to see a specialist in London who has confirmed that it is tendonitis of the knee and needs to be treated carefully.
“It’s not something that has come on suddenly, he has had a problem with it for a while.
“He had been playing through it but it slowly got worse and now I really don’t know if it will be possible for him to play again for us.
“We will hope for the best and we will see.”
Ki is set to return to Swansea in the summer and with one year left on his contract it is not yet clear what the future holds for the player who is hoping to spend in the summer in Brazil at the World Cup with South Korea.