Sunderland striker Bendtner set for surgery after breaking nose
Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner may need surgery after scans revealed he suffered a broken nose in Saturday’s win over Swansea.
Manager Martin O’Neill had said after the game: 'He is very sore and his eye is really really bad. Coming off the field he couldn't see anything out of it.
Cut: Bendtner took a kick on Saturday
'Hopefully it's just a lot of tissue but it is a possibility that he might have cracked something. We'll know more tomorrow but he's not great.’
It is now almost certain Bendtner will miss Sunderland's FA Cup fourth round tie at home to Middlesbrough this weekend.