Everton midfielder James Garner expected to be ruled out for two months
Everton midfielder James Garner is likely to be ruled out of action for the next two months with a back injury he sustained recently.
The 21-year-old moved to Goodison Park over the summer and has been fighting his way up the ranks to get first-team minutes.
This fresh setback will certainly derail his chances but he will now be looking to return to full fitness and give Frank Lampard something to think about when he returns.
Via Twitter, Everton wrote, “James Garner is expected to be out for around two months with a back injury, with Tom Davies and Yerry Mina likely to return to training in December.”
Hope he returns soon
Garner is an exceptionally gifted young player who showed plenty of promise during his formative years at Manchester United.
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Many Red Devils fans wanted him to be a first-team player ahead of the likes of Fred and Scott McTominay, but that was not to be the case.
Erik ten Hag came in and laid down the gauntlet which saw Garner being sold to Everton after an impressive spell on loan at Nottingham Forest.
Lampard surely rates Garner which is why he sanctioned a move for him over the summer and eventually, he would want him coming into the senior side.
Idrissa Gueye is undoubtedly on his way out and possibly next season the 21-year-old could realistically expect more minutes for the Toffees.
We hope he gets back from injury soon and that there are no more setbacks for the rest of the season as he desperately needs some game time.
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