Liverpool Echo journalist reacts as Everton suffer James Garner injury blow
Everton midfielder James Garner has picked up a back injury and he will be out for around two months.
Liverpool Echo journalist, Joe Thomas, has described it as a “real shame” on Twitter, suggesting the injury news is a big blow for Frank Lampard.
However, Tom Davies and Yerry Mina are likely to return to training in December.
Garner wrote on Twitter: “Real shame for James Garner and a big hit to Frank Lampard’s options when the domestic season resumes. Better news on Yerry Mina and Tom Davies’ scans, Davies in particular – club feared his was a nasty one.”
Garner joined the Toffees in the summer transfer window from Manchester United in a £15m deal, as reported by Sky Sports on 2 September.
The 21-year-old, who impressed heavily at Nottingham Forest on loan last season, wanted to play regular football, and hence decided to move to the Merseyside club.
He has made a slow start to his career at Everton, managing six appearances from the bench so far.
The midfielder made his first start for the club in the 4-1 defeat against AFC Bournemouth this month prior to the World Cup break.
The news will definitely come as a blow for Lampard, as his options are limited.
The injury to Garner could come as a window of opportunity for players like Davies and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Davies has a contract at the club until the end of the season, and this is his big chance to make an impact in the absence of Garner.