The knee injury Gylfi Sigurdsson suffered Saturday against Brighton and Hove Albion could cost him the season.
Sigurdsson is out 6-8 weeks, according to the team, and is a huge absence for the side despite his goal and assist numbers not reaching the standard he set at Swansea.
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The Icelandic 28-year-old midfielder has six goals and five assists for Everton in all competitions since making a $58 million move from Swansea City in the summer. He posted 10 goals and 13 assists in 40 matches for Swans last season.
According to the BBC, Sigurdsson’s brother says it’s a right knee joint injury. Six to eight weeks puts his return between April 21 and May 5.
Everton is a full 10 points clear of the drop zone, but has failed in a bid to claim a Top Seven space that seems there for the taking. Three points back of eighth place Leicester and six behind Burnley, the Sigurdsson injury will cost the Toffees in that bid for a potential European place.