Darron Gibson was taken off with a groin injury in Sunderland's latest match.
The Sunderland midfielder has produced some impressive displays recently.
Sunderland won 1-0 against Fulham in their last outing to finally end their wait for a victory at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland picked up a huge point as they drew away at Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Chris Coleman has already delivered his first victory as Sunderland boss.
Gibson made his seventh Championship appearance this season in Sunderland's 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa.
Phil Neville is said to be interested in taking over at the Stadium of Light and managing Sunderland.
Sunderland find themselves in the Championship’s relegation zone after 11 games.
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Gibson was making his ninth Sunderland appearance since signing from Everton.
Blackburn Rovers lead the race for the out-of-favour Everton midfielder, closely followed by Aston Villa and Sunderland.
The Republic of Ireland boss has suggested that Gibson should head out to the Championship.
Roberto Martinez addressed the media ahead of his side's trip to Chelsea in the Premier League.