Life has got a little bit tougher for Everton manager Sam Allardyce with confirmation that Gylfi Sigurdsson will now be out for up to two months.
The Icelandic international has been in good form since Allardyce walked through the door and he now has seven goals to his name across all competitions, as well as five assists.
Sigurdsson was injured in the game against Brighton last weekend where we took a two-nil victory and although he played on until full time, reports post game suggested he had a problem that would be an issue and Everton have now confirmed he will be out for between six to eight weeks.
Thankfully suggestions it was season over and that he’d struggle for the World Cup haven’t come to pass and the 28-year-old’s issue is less severe.
A statement on the Official Site from Allardyce explained.
‘We`ll continue to assess Gylfi`s progress on a week-to-week basis and the medical team will work very closely with him, as they would with any injured player, to get him back playing as quickly as possible.’
Time for somebody to step up in his absence now.