Everton have revealed that Gylfi Sigurdsson could be on the sidelines “for several weeks” with the knee problem that he picked up against Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend.
Sigurdsson picked up the injury in the first match of his team’s 2-0 win at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, but played on for the full 90 minutes.
The Iceland international will now undergo a scan to determine the extent of the problem, but it has been suggested that the attacker could struggle to play again this season.
A statement on Everton’s official website read:
“Gylfi Sigurdsson will see a specialist this evening to determine a time frame for recovery from the knee injury he sustained in Saturday’s Premier League win over Brighton at Goodison Park.
“It is anticipated that the 28-year-old Icelandic international could be sidelined for several weeks but it will only be after consulting with the specialist that a definitive time frame will be known.”
Sigurdsson, who is valued at £27m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has scored six times and registered five assists in 33 appearances for Everton during the 2017-18 campaign.
The 28-year-old initially struggled to settle at Goodison Park following a big-money move from Swansea City in last summer’s transfer window, but his form has taken a turn for the better since Sam Allardyce arrived as head coach.