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Bernard suffers knee injury in Brighton defeat

The Brazilian was withdrawn after half an hour in Saturday’s 3-2 loss at the Seagulls

Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton FC - Premier League
Bernard joins Everton’s growing injury list
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Everton winger Bernard is likely to miss a considerable amount of football after the Club confirmed he sustained an injury to his right knee in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The 27-year-old was replaced after half an hour at the Amex Stadium after slipping on the rain-soaked pitch before leaving the ground on crutches.

Scans have now confirmed that he has picked up a grade 2 medial ligament injury, and though Everton have given no definitive time frame for his recovery, he is likely to be out for some time.

A statement on the Blues’ official website added: “Everton medical staff will speak with the Club’s knee consultant in the coming days to ensure the fastest possible return to play.”

Bernard has been one of Everton’s brighter sparks in a miserable start to the season, and his injury is another blow to under-pressure manager Marco Silva.

He joins a growing injury list at Goodison Park which also includes Yerry Mina, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Cenk Tosun.