Roberto Martinez can confirm that Everton captain Phil Jagielka will be out for eight weeks, for the injury suffered in the defeat to Arsenal.
Jagielka limped off the pitch and was attempting to clear the ball in the 2-1 defeat his side suffered against Arsenal.
Martinez was talking about Jagielka’s injury when speaking ahead of the Capital One Cup clash against Norwich City.
“We had really good news yesterday,” he said. “Because after the game we expected the worst – especially in the way the injury happened, rotating the knee could have been anything.
“We had the scan, the medial ligament is affected, as we expected, but that is an injury that is quite straightforward in that point of view [and] there is no other damage in the knee.
“So the other structures are very strong, and it is the least [damage] that it could be. So we’re really looking forward to getting Phil into rehab and see how quickly we can get him back.
“At the moment we’re going to make sure we take the right cause of treatment. I wouldn’t expect anything longer than eight to nine weeks [out].