Premier League: Everton manager Sam Allardyce says defender Eliaquim Mangala could miss rest of season

London: Everton’s on-loan defender Eliaquim Mangala is likely to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, manager Sam Allardyce said on Friday.

 Premier League: Everton manager Sam Allardyce says defender Eliaquim Mangala could miss rest of season

Everton's Eliaquim Mangala cries in pain after sustaining an injury. Reuters

Mangala, who arrived at Goodison Park on loan from Manchester City, underwent surgery after suffering the injury against Crystal Palace last month.

Allardyce hopes the return of Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines will help cover the Frenchman’s absence ahead of Everton’s trip to Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.

“Mangala will be out for a bit longer than first feared,” Allardyce told reporters.

Updated Date: Mar 02, 2018 18:47:35 IST