Ben Godfrey shall be sidelined for round three months with the fractured fibula harm he sustained in Everton’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
The 24-year-old suffered the blow simply ten minutes into the season, with the competition finally settled by Jorginho’s penalty.
Supervisor Frank Lampard gave a grim outlook at full time when he stated the harm would maintain him out for months moderately than weeks, and the Toffees have confirmed these preliminary fears.
Everton‘s assertion reads: “Ben Godfrey underwent profitable surgical procedure this morning on the fractured fibula he sustained throughout Saturday’s Premier League opener towards Chelsea at Goodison Park.
“The defender will now start rehabilitation at Finch Farm underneath the care of the Membership’s medical workforce and is anticipated to be out for round three months.”
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Everton additionally offered an replace on Yerry Mina, who additionally substituted to go away them quick in central defence.
They add: “Mina sustained an ankle ligament harm within the second half of Saturday’s match and can see a specialist this week to find the complete extent of the issue earlier than present process remedy at Finch Farm.”