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Giaccherini picked up a knock to his ankle during Sunderland's scoreless draw with Burnley on Saturday, though manager Gus Poyet relayed that it may not be serious. "I think it is less than what we thought, it looked bad because he cleared the ball and had a tackle on his ankle, but he was telling me in the dressing room that he doesn't think it is bad," Poyet said.
Will Buckley came on for Giaccherini in the 73rd minute after he suffered the injury. Even if the injury is not serious, Giaccherini will not likely play in Tuesday's Capital One Cup match against Stoke City, but may be available next Saturday against Swansea if his ankle responds to treatment.