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Young Everton defender to undergo double knee surgery

Feeney will miss the rest of this season

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton - Premier League 2

While this has been an awful season for Everton, things have gone quite well for youngster Morgan Feeney. The just-turned 19-years-old Feeney made his senior team debut for the Blues, and continues to be a mainstay of the Under-23 squad, having been named captain of the youth side in September.

However, he has had some injury issues on both knees and is going to have the problems addressed before they turn into more serious issues. The Liverpool Echo reports that the defender is in Sweden seeing an expert today, and will go under the knife to correct the situation. The surgery is expected to keep him out for the rest of the season and into the summer.

Feeney signed a new deal a couple of months ago that will keep him with the Toffees until the end of the 2019-20 season.

The local-born lad was in the matchday squad for three Europa League games, making his first senior start away at Apollon Limassol, but featured as a sub against Atalanta and was on the bench for the trip to Lyon.

He has yet to be in a matchday squad for the Blues in the Premier League, but is widely-tipped to contend for a spot next season, especially if the Toffees do decide that there is nothing to salvage from Matthew Pennington and sell him to Leeds United where he is on loan this season.

Here’s wishing Feeney all the very best, and hoping he makes a speedy recovery.