Everton’s Jean-Philippe Gbamin faces another layoff after knee injury

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Andy Hunter
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The Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin is facing yet another extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in training.

The £22.5m signing from Mainz in 2019 made his first appearance under Carlo Ancelotti only last week, as a 79th-minute substitute against Crystal Palace, having been out for 20 months with a thigh injury that required two operations followed by an achilles injury sustained on the Ivorian’s return to first-team training.

Gbamin’s cameo against Palace was only the third outing of his Everton career and, while the club are awaiting the results of a scan scheduled for Tuesday, there are concerns the unfortunate midfielder faces another lengthy absence.

A club statement confirmed: “Jean-Philippe Gbamin is not in Everton’s matchday squad for tonight’s Premier League match at Brighton & Hove Albion after sustaining a contact knee injury during training at the weekend.

“Manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed the 25-year-old Ivorian midfielder will miss the clash on the south coast, with Gbamin set to undergo a scan in London tomorrow to determine the extent of the injury.”

Neto and Trezeguet suffer season-ending injuries

Wolves forward Pedro Neto will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury which will almost certainly rule him out of Euro 2021. The Portugal international requires surgery on a damaged patella, suffering during Friday’s win at Fulham. Defender Jonny also requires surgery to repair ligament damage after a training injury, while Rúben Neves is self-isolating after a positive Covid-19 test.

Aston Villa winger Mahmoud Trezeguet is also likely to miss the rest of the season as he undergoes surgery on a knee injury. Trezeguet was forced off during Saturday’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, and the club have confirmed the Egyptian requires a knee operation.