The Premier League will return in mid-June, but Everton will be without Cenk Tosun as the 28-year-old remains ‘sidelined for a number of months’ after suffering an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury in March, say the Liverpool Echo.
Tosun was meant to be on loan at Crystal Palace, but he returned from his stint at Selhurst Park due to the serious knee injury and is back at Finch Farm for rehabilitation.
The Turkish international won’t feature until next season now, and he may be out of action for the majority of the year too. Time will tell.
Tosun has made eight appearances for Everton this season, scoring one goal and making three assists. The 28-year-old made five appearances for Palace before injuring his knee but failed to score.
Tosun still has two years remaining on his deal at Goodison Park, but his future is up in the air. The Turkish striker finds himself behind Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the pecking order and has been on the transfer list, so he’s expected to be moved on if a suitor meets his asking price.
Until Tosun recovers from his knee injury, however, Everton will be stuck with him.