Cattermole ruled out 12 weeks with knee injury

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has been ruled out of action for up to 12 weeks after seriously damaging his knee against Liverpool on Saturday.

The tough-tackling 21-year-old former Middlesbrough and Wigan player was carried off the field during Sunderland’s 1-0 victory at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce said Tuesday that Cattermole had damaged a medial ligament but he was relieved it was not worse.