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Sunderland forward Fraizer Campbell out for six months

Fraizer Campbell
Campbell cost Sunderland 3.5m from Manchester United in 2009

Sunderland forward Fraizer Campbell will miss six months of the season due to the serious knee injury he sustained against Manchester City on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Campbell was injured in a tackle with City defender Micah Richards in Sunderland's 1-0 win.

"He has ruptured his cruciate knee ligaments so he's going to be out for at least six months," said Sunderland manager Steve Bruce. "It's a tragedy."

Campbell joined Sunderland for £3.5m from Manchester United in July 2009.

The England under-21 star previously had loan spells at Hull City and Tottenham before eventually joining the Black Cats.

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"Fraizer will be back. He's a larger-than-life character," added Bruce.

"He was just starting to show what he was about. But make no mistake he'll be back and he'll be firing again."



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