Gibson reveals fitness battle

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is hopeful he can avoid surgery on a troublesome thigh problem and insists he is happy to keep playing.

Last Updated: 05/03/13 at 10:50 Post Comment

Darron Gibson: Says he will keep playing in the hope of avoiding surgery on a th

Darron Gibson: Says he will keep playing in the hope of avoiding surgery on a th

The former Manchester United man has already endured two extended spells on the sidelines this season with the injury, initially suffered at the start of September.

He returned to the first team at the end of January, though Toffees manager David Moyes has since revealed the Republic of Ireland international has been playing through the pain barrier.

The club's medical staff are managing the problem with the hope of nursing Gibson through to the end of the season, though the fear remains he could break down at any time.

The 25-year-old is also keen to avoid surgery, which would require another lengthy lay-off, and says he is happy to keep playing with the condition.

"Fingers crossed it won't need an operation," he said. "I'm just managing it at the moment.

"I'm happy enough. I'm comfortable playing."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Manchester City agree £14m fee with Roma for Edin Dzeko

Sky sources understand Manchester City have agreed a £14m fee with Roma for striker Edin Dzeko.

Angel Di Maria is 'very happy' to join PSG from Manchester United

Angel Di Maria's move to PSG from Manchester United looks set to go through after he expressed happiness at the deal.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe says he needs more end product

Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe says he must be looking contribute a goal or assist in every game he plays.

Mail Box

Louis Van Gaal Only Wants Football Robots

Louis van Gaal only wants players who are human robots, apparently. It's a great Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Audi Cup, Fabregas, Lingard and Joe Gomez...

Is Jack Wilshere The New Diaby?

This was supposed to be his season but he is already injured. We have mails on Chelsea, TV football, why Raheem Sterling is worth more than ADM and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company