October 16, 2019 / 4:41 PM / a month ago

Everton's Gbamin out for three months following surgery

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

(Reuters) - Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin faces at least three months on the sidelines after having surgery on a tendon injury, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old, who joined Everton in the close-season from Bundesliga side Mainz 05, has played only two league games this season due to the injury he sustained in training in August.

Gbamin returned to light training this month but suffered a setback in his rehabilitation and had surgery in France.

"Everton can confirm that 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 Merseyside club said in a statement here

Everton are 18th in the table with seven points from eight games and host West Ham United on Saturday.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis

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