Everton Boss Fearful Over Injury
Jagielka was fouled by Royals striker Adam Le Fondre just five minutes into the game at Goodison Park in which a 3-1 win helped Moyes’ side keep track on the Europa League spot in the Premier League.
The England defender is now doubtful ahead of Everton’s FA Cup quarter final with Wigan next week and will require surgery to sew up a deep gash in his ankle.
Moyes was furious that the tackle went relatively unpunished and feels that his side have been bullied at times this season with fierce challenges the only way opposition teams can stop Everton from playing their free football.
While admitting that he hasn’t seen a replay yet, Moyes knew straight away that his defender was badly hurt and that he is now going to be without a key player for a number of weeks.
“I genuinely haven’t seen it again but I thought on the pitch it didn’t look good,” Moyes told Sky Sports.
“Jagielka knew about it and it is a bad one. He will have surgery tonight to stitch up his ankle. It is a bad one because he is a key player for us.”