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Everton's Gbamin suffers Achilles injury in training

Everton's Gbamin suffers Achilles injury in training

Everton's Jean=Phillipe Gbamin has been ruled out for the rest of 2020 with a serious Achilles injury which he sustained in training.

The Ivory Coast international had just returned to full fitness, but is set to spend even more time out.

The midfielder signed for Everton from Mainz last summer for a staggering £25 million fee, being seen as a replacement for the departing Idrissa Gueye, who left for Paris Saint-Germain.

However, the midfielder made just two appearances for Everton before getting injured in training.

To make it even worse, Gbamin's recovery had complications which ended up requiring surgery, leaving the Ivory Coast international out injured for more than expected. He was close to returning to full training right before the Premier League was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the Premier League is set to return on June 17, Gbamin will surely not be part of the action, with Everton releasing a statement that he is "set to undergo surgery next week after suffering a serious Achilles injury in training".

Adding to this, the club stated that "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."

Everton are set to continue their Premier League campaign with a Merseyside Derby in Gameweek 30.


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