Everton FC face anxious wait over Marouane Fellaini ankle injury

09 February 2010 10:00
Marouane Fellaini injured at Anfield 300[LNB]MAROUANE FELLAINI was still on crutches today as Everton waited for confirmation of the extent of the midfielder's ankle injury.[LNB]David Moyes revealed on Saturday that his record signing had not sustained any fracture in the challenge which saw Sotirios Kyrgiakos sent off in the Anfield derby on Saturday afternoon.[LNB]But the Blues will not know the extent of any further damage until the swelling has gone down.[LNB]Fellaini will definitely miss tomorrow night's visit of Chelsea and could be sidelined for several weeks if he has sustained any ligament damage.[LNB]If the Belgian is ruled out for any significant period of time it would represent a major blow, as he was enjoying the best form of his Everton career so far.[LNB]Everton have already suffered major injury blows in the past 12 months with successive players of the year Phil Jagielka and Mikel Arteta both suffering cruciate knee ligament injuries.[LNB]Sylvain Distin, meanwhile, insists the best way for Everton to overcome their derby disappointment is to bounce back against Chelsea.[LNB]The French defender admits there was a sombre atmosphere in the away dressing room following Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Anfield, but says there is no time for anyone to feel sorry for themselves.[LNB]Premier League leaders Chelsea arrive at Goodison Park tomorrow night.

Source: Liverpool_Echo