Everton have agreed with Championship club Sunderland that Tyias Browning will return from his loan spell at the Stadium of Light, according to a reliable journalist.
Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie claimed on his personal Twitter account that Browning, 23, has suffered a devastating injury blow that has ruled him out until the end of the season, so he will return to Goodison Park for treatment.
Sunderland defender Tyias Browning has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a groin injury. The on-loan Everton defender will now return to Merseyside for treatment.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) March 8, 2018
Browning had been a mainstay of Sunderland’s first team as they fought against relegation from the Championship.
He made 29 appearances in all competitions for the Black Cats, with his last coming against Aston Villa earlier this week when he was forced off the pitch after just 30 minutes with a groin injury.
Football Insider verdict
Browning’s injury has come at the worst possible time for Sunderland, who have their backs up against the wall as it is in the Championship. The 23-year-old Evertonian has been a key figure in Chris Coleman’s defence so losing him could be a fateful blow as they aim to stave off relegation. Browning has only ever made nine senior appearances for the Toffees and it’s unlikely that he will get many more so it may be worth him trying to quit Goodison Park for good in the summer transfer window. The route to the first-team has been blocked for a lot of youngsters after a huge amount of money was spent last year and the same is probably going to happen this summer.