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Everton's Gbamin to miss eight weeks with thigh injury

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Everton's Gbamin to miss eight weeks with thigh injury
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace v Everton - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - August 10, 2019 Everton's Jean-Philippe Gbamin in action REUTERS/Dylan Martinez   -   Copyright  DYLAN MARTINEZ(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin has been sidelined for at least eight weeks after injuring his thigh in training, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old, who signed in the close season from Bundesliga side Mainz 05 for a fee reported to be around 25 million pounds, suffered a tendon injury and did not play a part in the 2-0 loss to Aston Villa last week.

“Jean-Philippe Gbamin has sustained a tendon injury in his right quadriceps muscle, which will keep the midfielder out of action for at least eight weeks,” Everton said in a statement

“The full timescale for the injury will be established following further investigations this week.”

Everton, currently 12th in the standings, play League One (third-tier) side Lincoln City away in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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