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Sigurdsson will likely miss rest of the Everton season, back for World Cup

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Forward is going to be out for 6-8 weeks

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Everton have released an official statement saying that they expect Gylfi Sigurdsson to be out for between six to eight weeks following his consultation with a specialist a couple of days ago.

The club website quotes the manager Sam Allardyce as saying -

“We’ll continue to assess Gylfi’s progress on a week-to-week basis and the medical team will work very closely with him, as they would with any injured player, to get him back playing as quickly as possible.”

Sigurdsson picked up the knee injury during last weekend’s 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, and there were fears he could have done some long term damage to his ligaments.

Iceland play Argentina in their first ever World Cup group game in just over 90 days, and the nation has been holding their collective breath hoping to have him back in time for the tournament.

As far as Everton goes, with just eight games to go in this lost season, we might have seen the last of Sigurdsson until after the summer.