Reports: Fears that Mangala’s season is over

Friday, 16 February, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last

Eliaquim Mangala's Everton career could be over before it really began with reports suggesting that he sustained suspected knee ligament damage last weekend.

The French defender had to be substituted in the first half of last weekend's win over Crystal Palace, his home debut following his outing at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal the week before, after a collision with an opposition player and awkward fall.

If the prognosis is damaged ligaments, Mangala would likely miss the rest of the season.

Mangala was signed on loan from Manchester City on transfer deadline as belated cover on the left side of defence but his impending absence could be offset by the return of Ramiro Funes Mori.

The Argentine defender, who is on the verge of completing his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury of his own, has come through two starts for Everton Under-23s and has been training with the first team in Dubai this week.  

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