Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini set to miss rest of season with ankle injury

16 February 2010 06:32
The 22-year-old Belgian was substituted in the Feb 6 fixture after a crunching tackle with Liverpool's Sotirios Kyrgiakos, who was sent off.

Everton manager David Moyes believes Fellaini will be absent for around six months, meaning he could return for the start of next season.

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Arsenal striker Van Persie suffered ankle ligament damage in November, while on Holland duty, and has not yet returned to action.

Source: Telegraph