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Everton left-back injured on international duty

Could miss up to four weeks

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The injuries have really started to pile up on the Toffees, and it’s even reached those Blues out on loan.

Reports have surfaced that Everton defender Antonee Robinson has been injured at United States camp. Thus far this season, Robinson has been a regular starter for Wigan Athletic in the Championship.

While the young left back would certainly have been relishing the opportunity to play against England and prove his ability to mark the likes of Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford, it appears he will spend the next month or so rehabbing.

While the full extent is not known, hopes are that he’ll be able to bounce back from his sprained ankle sooner rather than later.

Toffees fans have been eyeing up Robinson at Wigan, hoping he would spend this season cleaning up some tactical and positional issues that have been exposed internationally. But, hopes have remained high for the youngster, especially as he has picked up invaluable experience playing with the United States men’s national team.

With Lucas Digne having supplanted Leighton Baines as the starter at left back, and performing at a consistently high level, Robinson is surely looking at this campaign with Wigan, as well as the summer of 2019, as an opportunity to step into Baines’ current role as backup to Digne.

Hopefully this injury won’t derail his progression too much, and he gets back on the pitch before the busy holiday season.