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Sunderland skipper Corry Evans has been missing for the last few games due to injury but he's on course to return to action for the Black Cats later this month. Lee Johnson is the Sunderland manager and according to him, Corry Evans will spend just two weeks on the sidelines due to a hamstring problem.
Sunderland boss Johnson revealed that Corry Evans will spend two weeks on the sidelines due to the injury mentioned above shortly after the defeat to Burton Albion in a League One encounter last month. Corry Evans picked up the injury during the league win over MK Dons.

Evans missed the 1-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Burton Albion as well as the three wins that followed. He missed the victories over AFC Wimbledon in the league, Blackpool in the League Cup second round and Wycombe Wanderers in the league.

Without club skipper Corry Evans, Lee Johnson and Sunderland have been able to secure top spot on the League One standings. They have a record of four wins and one defeat from five games in the league this season thereby amassing 12 points. The Black Cats have two points more than six teams on the log. The teams with 10 points are Sheffield Wednesday, Oxford United, Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth, Wigan Athletic and Burton Albion.
On the injury to his skipper, Lee Johnson told reporters that it was due to the lack of preseason. Evans didn't spend preseason at Sunderland this summer as he joined them late in the transfer window. The Black Cats signed Evans as a free agent earlier this summer. The Northern Ireland international midfielder had to build his fitness with games when the new season had started. He became a free agent after he was released by Blackburn Rovers at the end of his contract with the Championship club.
Corry Evans is in the Northern Ireland squad for the upcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers and he's expected to return to the Sunderland team for the league clash with Accrington Stanley next weekend.