After the midfielder suffered a severe Achilles injury in training, the Everton nightmare of Jean-Philippe Gbamin continues.
Indeed, club statement said: “The injury, sustained in a non-contact situation at USM Finch Farm, is unrelated to the quadriceps problem Gbamin had been working his way back from since August last year.”
The 24-year-old managed only two matches for Everton after his move of £25million from German side Mainz in August 2019 before being side-lined by the quad problem, which even required surgery in February.
If the former Lens player has broken his Achilles tendon, he can expect a further six months out of action.
Gbamin will undergo surgery next week and the club expects an “extensive rehabilitation period” from the Ivory Coast international to be required: “Everyone at the club is devastated for JP and we will ensure he gets all the support he needs throughout this challenging time.”