Everton hope ankle injury will see Barry out for ‘weeks, rather than months’

6 Jan 2020 admin

first_img1 Everton midfielder Gareth Barry suffers an injury at Sunderland Everton hope Gareth Barry will be sidelined “for weeks, rather than months” after the midfielder was stretchered off during Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland.The 33-year-old was substituted after only 13 minutes at the Stadium of Light with a suspected broken leg following a late challenge from Jordi Gomez.Everton’s initial fears were quickly allayed though, with the club later confirming Barry had instead sustained an ankle injury.It is understood the Merseyside outfit have identified ligament damage to the right ankle but Everton’s medical team will have to wait for significant swelling to subside before they can make a better assessment of how serious the injury actually is.And the club revealed on Tuesday evening that Barry will continue to be closely assessed by the medical team.“The player’s treatment at Finch Farm is ongoing and although it is too early to estimate a length of absence, it is hopeful the time out will be weeks rather than months,” it said.last_img

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