Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Duncan Watmore fitness update

Duncan Watmore of Sunderland during  the Checkatrade Trophy match at Stadium of Light on December 4, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

The Black Cats ace, on a reported £12,000-a-week, has suffered from injury troubles for the past three years.

Duncan Watmore of Sunderland is substituted during the Checkatrade Trophy match at Stadium of Light on December 4, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

A number of Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to give their thoughts on Duncan Watmore's latest injury setback, as confirmed by the Black Cats boss, Jack Ross.

The 25-year-old is currently out with a muscular injury, having made just one appearance this season, coming off the bench for the opening day draw with Oxford United.

Watmore has endured three years of injury hell, coming back from one ACL injury, then another, only to then be ruled out again with ligament damage following a bad tackle by Wycombe Wanderers midfielder Marcus Bean in March.


"It will be around another two to three weeks for Duncan," Ross told the Sunderland media team. "It’s a muscular injury. It’s frustrating for me and for him. We need to get him right to play and the support him through the challenges he faces."

Sunderland fans have rallied round Watmore throughout the injuries he has faced, but it seems a number of Black Cats supporters are starting to lose patience with him and have made their feelings known on social media, suggesting the two parties ought to cut ties.

Here is some of the Twitter reaction:

There were also some more supportive messages, however:

As of March 2017, Watmore was believed to be on a £20,000-per-week contract (Daily Star) following his last contract extension in November 2015 (Transfermarkt).

According to Chronicle Live, he was one of the players who took a 40 percent pay cut in the summer of 2017 after dropping from the Premier League due to a clause in his contract, which would therefore currently put him on a reported £12,000-per-week, though it's not believed he took another pay cut after the drop to League One.

Duncan Watmore of Sunderland during the Sky Bet League 1 match between Sunderland and Blackpool at the Stadium Of Light, Sunderland on Tuesday 12th February 2019.

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