By Liam Thomas

22nd Sep, 2022 | 2:40pm

Everton defender Nathan Patterson breaks silence after being stretchered off in international game

Everton right-back Nathan Patterson has broken his silence after suffering a major injury in Scotland’s Uefa Nations League win over Ukraine.

The Scotland international was stretchered off in the first half after what seemed to be an unfortunate clash; leaving Evertonians praying for the best.

Whether Patterson will be out with a long-term injury is yet to be confirmed, leaving Blues with an anxious wait over his fitness in the coming days.

Speaking via his Twitter page, Patterson broke his silence giving fans an update and thanking them for their continued support.

“Really appreciate the support.

“The boys were great from start to finish.”

A damning night for Patterson and Everton, he looked on course to do great things this season for the Toffees.

Major blow.

Patterson was just finding his feet at Goodison Park and any long-term injury will come as a major blow to Frank Lampard’s Everton side.

The youngster has had an impressive start to the Premier League season, earning a call-up for his country in what should have been a memorable night for the right-back.

Patterson has already suffered one big injury since joining the Merseyside club; he was out of action from April until the end of last season.

Blues will be hoping this isn’t a recurring theme during his time at the club, there’s nothing worse than a top player who is prone to injuries and wasted.

It’s unwelcome news for Lampard and a setback to his new look backline that has been thriving for the former Chelsea boss in recent games.

Ben Godfrey, Mason Holgate and Yerry Mina are also all out on the sidelines, leaving the Everton boss with some uncomfortable decisions to make in the coming weeks.