By Adebayo Williams
English Premier League club, Everton have lost winger Yannick Bolasie to injury for the rest of the season. The 27-year-old Congolese will miss the Africa Cup of Nations in January due to the anterior cruciate ligament damage he suffered in the Toffees’ draw with Manchester United. The former Crystal Palace man went down to a tackle by Anthony Martial but had seemed alright before he had to be replaced by Enner Valencia. A scan after the game showed he had damaged his anterior cruciate ligament and will come under the knife in the next few days. His right knee is in a brace and he remains on crutches.
Bolasie has played all 15 games, scoring once, for the club since he moved to Goodison Park for a club record fee £30million in August.
The news is badly timed for the Merseysiders as they face Watford, Arsenal and Liverpool before Christmas. The team has won only one of their last 10 games in all competitions. The injury also means manager Ronald Koeman may intensify his pursuit of United’s Memphis Depay while Gerard Deulofeu could fill it temporarily.