Everton boss Roberto Martinez has revealed that skipper Phil Jagielka could be missing more than two months due to his knee injury.
The English center-back picked up the knee injury in a Premier League game against Arsenal few days ago and the Everton medical team has recently confirmed that their star defender is expected to be out for eight to nine weeks.
Jagielka picked up the injury in the start of the second half while clearing the all from his defence. The defender was replaced immediately as the intensity of the injury looked very high and the boss had to replace him.
Martinez revealed that the 33-year-old is out for atleast two months but still it is a good news because they were expecting a more time period when he suffered the injury.
Martinez told ahead of Capital One Cup game against Norwich City: “We had really good news yesterday. Because after the game we expected the worst – especially in the way the injury happened.”
The medical team revealed that he has suffered medial ligament problem in his knee.
Everton have been struggling in the last few games and with this injury problem they could face more problems in the defence.
Everton have no big games during this two months and Jagielka could be back before Tottenham game on 3rd January 2016.