The good news for him and the club this morning is that scans have shown no ligament damage.
Sources claim he retains retains an outside chance of making the squad although would be highly unlikely to start.
We were told: “The kid is so whole-hearted and enthusiastic. It’s so refreshing to find a player like this. Too many over worry about injuries but this lad would run through walls for the cause.”
Mauro Zarate has now recovered from a slight pull in his groin and it is likely the choice to partner Enner Valencia will be between the Argentinian and Kevin Nolan.
A source told us: “But with the captain having the edge in fitness he looks the more likely starter.
James Tomkins is also fully fit but after his great game against Manchester City, James Collins is set to get the nod to continue at the heart of defence with Winston Reid
We were told this morning that scans on Sakho’s shoulder area showed no ligament damage and that he would be fully fit for the match against Aston Villa