Everton defender Phil Jagielka will be sidelined for six weeks because of a knee injury. England defender suffered ligament damage during his club defeated Bolton Wanderers by a score of 1-2 on Wednesday (4 / 1) then.
Everton manager David Moyes considers the loss of deputy captain is a big loss. Especially during Jagielka missing, the game-Toffes must face crucial game.
"Jags has suffered medial ligament damage," said Moyes. "Jagielka loss is a very big disappointment for us, because one thing about the current team is, defense forces, which in essence is compact. Whether it's Jagielka with Sylvain Distin, or with John Heitinga, has worked very well. Losing him is a major blow to us, because he is an integral part of the defense and it is very important to us. "
Jagielka joined the list of injuries in the squad for the Toffes after Leon Osman and Tim Cahill. However, Cahill condition itself is getting better.
"Leon Osman bone injury in his knee, and we also have some other injury, Tim Cahill, Ross Barkley (knee) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring). Jack recurrence of his hamstring injury. It is not serious. We may just need to give him one weeks or more to make sure he's improving, "added Moyes.