Cenk Tosun says he doesn't expect to be back in action until late this year after rupturing an anterior cruciate knee ligament in February.
The Turk, who joined Crystal Palace on a loan deal in January with a view to making the move permanent at the end of the season, made just five appearances for the South London side before suffering the knee injury in training.
Tosun's loan with the Eagles was cut short and he returned to Everton for treatment following surgery to correct the problem but he told Sporx that he is still on crutches and won't return to full training until late autumn.
“I am getting better and better," said Tosun who is at home with his family for four weeks. "A month ago, I underwent surgery and now I'm feeling fine. It looks like the whole situation will likely continue for around 6 to 7 months. I'm still on crutches but I am making progress every single day.”
Tosun, a £21M signing from Besiktas in January 2018, has a reported £60,000-a-week contract with Everton that doesn't expire until June 2022.
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1 Posted 11/04/2020 at 18:20:13
2 Posted 11/04/2020 at 18:49:26
He may not have been good enough, but he never embarrassed himself or the shirt, and I wish him nothing but the best in resurrecting his career. It'll be quite a challenge at 29 after his third knee injury.
3 Posted 11/04/2020 at 19:03:19
4 Posted 12/04/2020 at 07:25:53
Best of luck to him getting fit.
5 Posted 12/04/2020 at 09:14:08
Buy young and develop. You can't catch up with the top 2 / top 4 / top 6 through buying players that would be nowhere near good enough to play for those sides.
6 Posted 12/04/2020 at 09:49:35
Signing Sigurdsson for £45M at 28 years old on £5M a year is a case in point. He will be 31 at the start of next season with virtually no resale value. Bad transfer decisions like this with older average players are arguably the biggest ball and chain the club as shackled itself with and hinders progress for years on end.
7 Posted 12/04/2020 at 11:10:21
8 Posted 13/04/2020 at 21:49:52
Good luck, lad, get well soon.
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