Wolves' Dion Sanderson to miss rest of season for Sunderland

Young Wolves defender Dion Sanderson has had his loan spell at Sunderland cut short through injury.

Dion Sanderson of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)
Dion Sanderson of Wolverhampton Wanderers (AMA)

The 21-year-old has impressed greatly for the Black Cats and been instrumental in their League One promotion push.

But a back issue means the centre-half will now miss their final three games of the season – and their likely play-off campaign.

Sanderson posted on Twitter: "With a heavy heart I have to say I am unable to play for the remainder of the season due to injury.

"I would like to thank the manager, the players and the fantastic fans. I wish you all the best and will be supporting you all the way. Ha’way the lads."

Sanderson, from Wednesfield, has made 26 appearances for Sunderland in the league this term and was previously hailed a 'Rolls Royce' by Black Cats chief Lee Johnson.

He has made one first-team appearance for Wolves.

Johnson added: "Dion will be out for six weeks. He’s a great kid, but the bit that most impressed me was how he stepped up in leadership and communications skills, which shows he has a bright future."

Meanwhile, fellow Wolves youngster Meritan Shabani – who has been out on loan at Dutch club VVV Venlo – has 'picked up a serious injury again'.

The full nature of the midfielder's injury is not yet known. He previously suffered an ACL injury, in his only first-team appearance for Wolves against Reading.

Shabani posted on Instagram: "Unfortunately I picked up a serious injury again but I’ll come back even stronger than the last time inshallah."

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