Everton fans have been reacting to the news that Gylfi Sigurdsson may be out for the rest of the season with knee ligament damage.
Sigurdsson appeared to sustain a serious knee injury in the 2-0 win against Brighton on Saturday, but continued playing anyway. In fact, the Icelandic international ran 11.11 kilometers in the match, despite getting the injury in the 23rd minute.
The Blues won the match 2-0 thanks to Cenk Tosun and a Gaëtan Bong own goal, but the result may feel insignificant if Sigurdsson is seriously hurt.
While the extent of the injury is not yet known, Sigurdsson was sent to see a specialist amid fears of serious ligament damage. The 28 year-old will definitely be out for the next couple of weeks, and there are even concerns about his availability for Iceland at the World Cup.
Sigurdsson signed for Everton last summer, and is perhaps the one big money signing that has shown his class at times for the club. While he still has plenty of doubters at Goodison, most fans are gutted to hear the news that his season could be over.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Sigurdsson out for some time then. At least all the internet experts who don’t rate him will be happy watching some tit do half the job.
— Everton Aren't We (@EvertonArentWe) March 12, 2018
He's got better and better as the season has gone on. Vital to our team. Will be a huge loss for his country too.
— TheEvertonForum.com/forum – Register now (@TheEFCForum) March 12, 2018
Disappointed for Sigurdsson if true but at the end of the day and he’s not alone in this he’s been a massive disappointment for a 45m player
— Baz (@Barry1878) March 12, 2018
Why did he carry on after getting injured!!! Probably made it worse
— James Brown (@mrbrown_efc1878) March 12, 2018
Hope it's not too bad. He is starting to become the player we hoped
— Robbie Leatherbarrow (@rwl140172) March 12, 2018
More great management u Muppets show😠 hope it aint serious ffs
— ConorLenehan (@huwants2no) March 12, 2018
Terrible news, only softened by the fact we're safe. Sigurrdsson hasn't been a huge success but he's evidently a quality player and has improved dramatically since about November.
— NSNO1878 (@siggysrightpeg) March 12, 2018