By Saikat Mandal

25th Nov, 2021 | 6:10pm

Everton hopeful Demarai Gray can return soon after second scan

Everton are hopeful that the injury sustained by Demarai Gray is not as serious as first thought following a second scan this week.

According to Twitter handle The Bobble, the club medics have been left knowing that the summer signing could return sooner rather than later.

Gray will miss the Premier League clash against Brentford this weekend, and no timeline has been placed for his return.

Gray lasted just 17 minutes in the 3-0 defeat against Manchester City on Sunday. He came off after picking up an abductor injury.

The Bobble wrote on Twitter: “Potentially some good news, Everton’s Demarai Gray has had a second scan on his injury and the club are now hopeful the injury isn’t as bad as first feared.

“Currently no time scale for his return, but medical staff hopeful it’s sooner than the original diagnosis.”

Massive boost

It was previously feared that Gray could miss action for up to six weeks. The latest update will come as a huge relief for Rafael Benitez and the Everton fans.

Gray has been outstanding this season, and Benitez has hailed him as a “quality” player.

He has been one of the shining lights of the season for the Toffees, and everyone at the club will be hoping that he returns to action shortly.

After undergoing his second scan, it seems he won’t be out for a long period.

Benitez is still missing the services of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Abdoulaye Doucoure, while Richarlison is suspended for the clash against Brentford.

Everton are really struggling at the moment, having failed to pick up a win in their last six Premier League games.

They are lacking in creativity, and in the absence of Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, and Gray, the forward line has been severely depleted.

In other Everton news, there has been an injury update on Yerry Mina.

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