Gibson facing long spell out

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson has damaged cruciate ligaments in his right knee and is expected to be out for 'several months'.

Last Updated: 17/10/13 at 09:55 Post Comment

Darron Gibson: Everton midfielder will be out for 'several months'

Darron Gibson: Everton midfielder will be out for 'several months'

Gibson was stretchered off during the Republic of Ireland's 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Kazakhstan on Tuesday night.

Gibson made his international return last Friday against Germany after a spell in self-imposed exile.

He refused to play under former manager Giovanni Trapattoni, but once the Italian departed, he was brought back into the fold by interim coach Noel King, who has confirmed the news of Gibson's injury.

The setback is a big blow for Everton boss Roberto Martinez, who was in Dublin to watch Gibson, James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman all start for Ireland.

A statement on the Everton website read: "Darron Gibson is set to undergo surgery on his injured knee.

"Gibson was stretchered off during the first half of the Republic of Ireland's 3-1 win over Kazakhstan on Tuesday evening.

"A subsequent scan showed he has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the midfielder will require an operation.

"The length of time the 25-year-old will be best determined once the surgery is completed.

"However, the scans did confirm to Everton's medical team that no additional damage was sustained to the structure of the right knee, ensuring all treatment and rehabilitation will be focussed on repairing the damaged ACL."

Gibson missed the start of this season and large parts of last season too because of injury.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho explains reasons behind Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton

Jose Mourinho claims Romelu Lukaku left Chelsea because he wanted to be guaranteed a regular starting place.

Indian Super League: Ex-Juventus and Monaco striker David Trezeguet joins FC Pune City

World Cup winner David Trezeguet has been unveiled as the latest Indian Super League signing, joining FC Pune City.

Transfer news: Everton sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for £28m

Everton had to overcome a late paperwork scare to finalise the signature of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property