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Everton attacker Dele Alli will not be back in action right after the international break amid a rehabilitation development, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.
The England international made headlines earlier in the summer for his interview with Gary Neville as he was continuing his recovery and returning to first-team football.
However, he’s been out with a knee injury and the setback means that he’ll be out for multiple weeks.
Discussing his situation exclusively with Goodison News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said, “He’s faced a setback in his rehab so that’s going to keep him out for more weeks than expected.
“It’s hard to say what might have caused it but you never know how rehab is going to go until you’re actually going through it.
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“Different players respond differently based on so many factors.
“To that point, hard to determine how much this may have delayed his return timeline but there will be some delay.“
Alli endured a tough time on loan last season and it seems like he’s set to fight for his place in Sean Dyche’s side this season.
Thus far, the manager has appeared to be supportive of the 27-year-old and has offered words of encouragement in the press.
It remains to be seen which Alli the Toffees get when he’s fit as on his day, the talented attacking midfielder is capable of causing havoc in even the best opposition defences.