Knee surgery for Gibson

Everton have announced Darron Gibson will undergo knee surgery after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Last Updated: 16/10/13 at 16:16 Post Comment   

Gibson: Now requires knee surgery

Gibson: Now requires knee surgery

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is to undergo surgery after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage, the club have announced.

Gibson was carried off on a stretcher after injuring his knee in a first-half challenge during the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan in Dublin on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old was assessed by club medical staff on his return to Everton and, following confirmation an operation will be required, a lengthy lay-off is likely.

A statement on the club's website, evertonfc.com, read: "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 focused on repairing the damaged ACL."

The injury is fresh blow for the player after missing the start of the season with a different knee problem.

His return to fitness, to feature in his first Barclays Premier League game of the season against Manchester City on October 5, preceded his recall to the international scene last week.

Gibson made himself unavailable after Euro 2012 but the recent departure of manager Giovanni Trapattoni led to a recall for Ireland's final two World Cup qualifiers by interim boss Noel King.

He played 90 minutes against Germany last Friday but lasted just 37 against Kazakhstan, a match which was watched by his club manager Roberto Martinez.

After the game King said the injury "wasn't nice" and now Everton, who have made a positive start to the season mostly in his absence, will have to continue without him.


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Yaya Toure feels he does not get the respect he deserves because he is from Africa

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure feels he does not get the respect he deserves because he is from Africa.

Manchester United boss David Moyes braced for hostile Everton reception

Manchester United manager David Moyes is expecting a hostile reception when he returns to Goodison Park on Sunday.

Championship: Burnley beat Blackpool to move closer to automatic promotion

Burnley moved to the brink of promotion to the Premier League after beating Blackpool 1-0 at Bloomfield Road.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

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