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Antolin Alcaraz out at least six weeks with a dislocated shoulder

The oft-injured defender is back on the sideline after suffering a dislocated shoulder against Swansea

Chris Brunskill

Everton defender Antolin Alcaraz has had nothing but bad luck since joining Everton last summer. He missed five months of the 2013/14 season with groin and thigh injuries, and now he's set to miss anywhere between six to twelve weeks with a dislocated shoulder.

He suffered the injury during a challenge against Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.

Everton head coach Roberto Martinez confirmed the injury on Wednesday, saying that there is still a decision to be made about whether or not Alcaraz will require surgery. If the 32-year-old is forced to go under the knife, it's likely he'll be out until at least February.

The loss of Alcaraz further hurts Everton's depth in the central defense, making the addition of at least one center back during the January transfer window an absolute necessisty.

Sylvain Distin wasn't even on the bench on Saturday, leading many to believe that the Frenchman's time with the Toffees is done. Alcaraz's injury may force martinez to reconsider that decision.