Gylfi Sigurdsson has reportedly suffered a knee injury that will rule him out for the rest of the season.
Icelandic website futolti.net carries quotes from Sigurdsson’s brother, who claims the Everton midfielder suffered a knee ligament injury against Brighton on Saturday.
The Liverpool Echo also reports that the 28-year-old has suffered ligament damage and will see a specialist today.
The injury could not only end the 28-year-old’s season but also put his participation at the World Cup in serious doubt.
Sigurdsson went down clutching his knee against Brighton on Saturday but after some treatment was able to carry on and complete the game.
Attention all @Everton fans Gylfi Sigurdsson has suffered knee injury and will be out for some weeks/months #efc— Arnthor Asgrimsson (@addiiceland) March 12, 2018
By continuing to play, Sigurdsson may have made the injury even worse.
The report claims Sigurdsson will be assessed by medical staff this week to find out the extent of the damage and whether he requires an operation.
If the injury is relatively minor then Sigurdsson could be back on the pitch before the end of the campaign.
However, as we saw with Ramiro Funes Mori last season, any knee injury that requires surgery could rule him out for nine months or more.
We will just have wait for official confirmation and hope the injury isn’t too serious - for Everton and Iceland’s sake.