Injury nightmare goes on for Jean-Philippe Gbamin as £25m Everton signing suffers ANOTHER setback and three months out after surgery on quadriceps tendon
- Jean-Philippe Gbamin sustained thigh injury at beginning of this season
- Having joined Everton for £25million from Mainz, he only played two matches
- After returning to light training, he suffered setback that required surgery
- Gbamin will now be out for around three months of rehabilitation on quadriceps
Everton’s £25million summer signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin has suffered a fresh injury blow and will be out for another three months.
Gbamin only played twice at the start of the season after joining from Mainz, before being sidelined with an injury to his quadriceps.
Initially it was thought that the defensive midfielder would be out for three months but the 24-year-old is set to miss another 12 weeks with this new setback.
Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin is set for another three months out of action
On the club’s website a statement read: ‘Everton Football Club can confirm that Jean-Philippe Gbamin has undergone surgery on a tendon injury in his right quadriceps muscle, which will keep the midfielder out of action for around three months.
‘The 24-year-old had returned to light training at the start of this month but suffered a setback in his rehabilitation.
‘As a result, the summer signing from Mainz underwent surgery in France on Tuesday.
‘Gbamin will now continue his rehabilitation with Club medical staff at USM Finch Farm.’
The injury has come at a terrible time for under-pressure Everton boss Marco Silva
The news comes at a dreadful time for the Toffees, who reside in the relegation zone after eight games this season.
Gbamin was brought in as a replacement for Idrissa Gueye after the Senegal international joined PSG for £30million.
As a result of his absence, Everton have been unable to deploy a specialist defensive midfielder and Marco Silva is under enormous pressure.
They host West Ham on Saturday in the early kick off and could climb out of the bottom three with victory.
Gbamin was brought in by the Toffees as the replacement for Idrissa Gueye