John Stones Ruled Out for 3 months

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has today confirmed that young defenderJohn Stones will be out of first team action for between 10-14 weeks. 

The 20-year-old England International, damaged his ankle ligaments in the final seconds of Sunday’s 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

After a full assessment Blues boss Martinez told the press :

“John will need surgery, which will give us a perfect recovery for his left ankle. We expect him to be out for probably the next 10 to 14 weeks depending on how everything goes.

“It’s a clear injury – not a complicated injury. Obviously, it’s a little bit of a setback because you don’t want to lose any players, but in John’s case we were very worried in the moment that it happened because those injuries can become a little bit difficult to treat.

“But this one is going to be straightforward and we are already counting down the days for him to come back and we’ll make sure he comes back stronger and ready for the final and most important part of the season.”

It is another hammer blow to Everton following injuries already this season to Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley, Seamus Coleman, Kevin Mirallas, James McCarthy and now John Stones. Those injuries coupled with the team’s poor start has meant it has been an uncomfortable first couple of months to the new season for Evertonians.  However, with Coleman, McCarthy and Barkley all due to return against Aston Villa at Goodison Park next weekend things may be about to brighten up for the club.




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