SUNDERLAND winger Aiden McGeady has sustained a knee injury that will keep him out of action for the next 2-3 months.

The veteran winger suffered the injury during Tuesday night’s draw with Shrewsbury Town in League One. It looks like he will be out of action until February at the earliest.  

McGeady has been an integral part of Sunderland’s side this season featuring 16 times in all competitions and scoring three goals

Manager Lee Johnson said: "Aiden had a shot and he just stubbed the ground, so he is going to have an extended spell on the sidelines which is very disappointing because of the quality he brings. It's a Grade 2 MCL [medial collateral ligament] injury.”

The news comes as a further blow to Sunderland who already have a lengthy injury list. Midfielder Luke O’Nien is being monitored ahead of the trip to Cambridge United this weekend for an ongoing shoulder problem while full-back Dennis Cirkin is set to have an operation today to repair a double hernia.

The Black Cats are sixth in the League One table and occupy the final play-off spot.