Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin is set to be on the sidelines until next year after suffering a serious Achilles injury on his return to training.
Gbamin is set to undergo surgery next week on an injury sustained in an innocuous, non-contact incident at Everton’s Finch Farm training complex on Thursday. It is a huge blow for the Ivorian, who had just resumed training with his club ahead of the resumption of the Premier league.
"Everyone at the club is devastated for JP and we will ensure he gets all the support he needs throughout this challenging time," a statement from Everton read.
This will be the third operation for Gbamin's brief career at Goodison Park, with his latest extensive lay-off expected to keep him out until 2021.
Heartbreaking news for Jean-Philippe Gbamin. He’s suffered an Achilles injury today that is likely to mean he won’t play for the rest of 2020. It’s a huge setback; no other player involved in the incident, just a freak set of circumstances 🔵— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) May 28, 2020