The midfielder went down needing treatment after taking a knock at Queens Park Rangers at the weekend but was able to finish the match despite initial fears he had damaged his troublesome knee.
Gibson has been unable to train with the Irish squad this week because of a different issue, however, with reports suggesting he has a groin strain.
He was hoping to play for his country for the first time since the autumn when he was forced out of the qualifier against Scotland but will return to Finch Farm for further treatment with a view to being fit for the visit of Southampton in the Premier League on 4th April.
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2 Posted 25/03/2015 at 16:57:45
3 Posted 25/03/2015 at 16:59:20
He gets fit ( or so we think ), plays 3 or games, breaks down and the process starts over again.
It is a real shame for all concerned.
It seems his body just isn't up to the demands of the premier league.
4 Posted 25/03/2015 at 17:03:39
5 Posted 25/03/2015 at 17:04:35
6 Posted 25/03/2015 at 17:17:05
7 Posted 25/03/2015 at 17:14:59
Imagine how frustrated HE must feel about these injuries. It's a crying shame because, as with Joey Parkinson before him, with a few injury free seasons he would be an absolute legend for Everton
8 Posted 25/03/2015 at 17:46:57
Nail on head.
9 Posted 25/03/2015 at 17:53:10
10 Posted 25/03/2015 at 17:56:37
11 Posted 25/03/2015 at 17:58:34
12 Posted 25/03/2015 at 18:04:11
Gibson and Oviedo I believe have made difference on those occasions they were involved in the games, they seem to be the once that brings desire real desire.
Let's hope Gibson have inspired enough to push his teammates forward, though he just might be back real soon?
13 Posted 25/03/2015 at 18:32:30
14 Posted 25/03/2015 at 19:01:02
(Is there any more petulant act than getting angry at a player who gets injured?)
15 Posted 25/03/2015 at 19:09:51
The tragedy is that he is a great player for us when fit, but the latter is not that often.
16 Posted 25/03/2015 at 19:09:30
What the hell, if his legs were good all along, he'd still be at ManU.
If he's healed in the next 2 weeks, would like him straight in. Even if it's to showcase him for potential buyers. What with Barry's 3-year contract and all.
17 Posted 25/03/2015 at 19:38:27
Maybe Gibson is just being ultra cautious given his past injuries while playing for Ireland. I wouldn't be surprised if he is back within a couple of weeks.
18 Posted 25/03/2015 at 19:49:59
19 Posted 25/03/2015 at 19:46:02
With us he's never had the opportunity to create any real momentum. If that had have happened this season it would have been a huge plus. He's a class act!
You've got to have massive sympathy for him and maybe for us!
20 Posted 25/03/2015 at 20:22:55
21 Posted 25/03/2015 at 20:37:03
22 Posted 25/03/2015 at 21:08:09
23 Posted 25/03/2015 at 21:12:04
24 Posted 25/03/2015 at 22:11:52
He is a cracking player... sadly made of glass.
25 Posted 25/03/2015 at 23:06:24
26 Posted 26/03/2015 at 08:12:32
Sadly, as far as I am concerned he probably wouldn't have been in the team for Southampton as Gareth Barry is likely to be back.
Gibson is a quality player. Seems to want to do the right thing, play the right way, and at his age does have at least 5-6 years left if he can stay fit and would be an asset to most teams.
Re playing for his country. He had a few years out not playing for Ireland. So assume he is making up for lost time.
27 Posted 26/03/2015 at 08:41:29
28 Posted 26/03/2015 at 09:23:17
29 Posted 26/03/2015 at 11:02:42
We weren't conned. We knew what we were getting. The transfer fee probably reflected that
30 Posted 26/03/2015 at 12:12:53
31 Posted 26/03/2015 at 16:09:48
On the other hand, this might not be all that serious. That was one hell of a knock against QPR and one that would be likely to put anybody out of the next game at least. It doesn't necessarily mean another protracted lay-off. Let's hope not anyway.
32 Posted 26/03/2015 at 23:30:08
Unfortunately, unlike Stones, Lukaku and Besic, players like Kone, Barry and Gibson need regular training and competitive games to stay match-fit. Let's hope Gibbo's period of inactivity is a short one.
33 Posted 27/03/2015 at 09:29:35
34 Posted 27/03/2015 at 09:47:50
It's no real surprise that we have scored a few more goals since Gibson has returned rather than the mind-numbing previous four months watching Barry, Besic and McCarthy pass the ball negatively.
35 Posted 27/03/2015 at 23:43:28
36 Posted 28/03/2015 at 00:52:17
But if I was betting on who will start the next game: Him or Barry??
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