Everton defender Leighton Baines expected to be out for a month
The England left-back suffered a fractured toe in the Merseyside derby
Everton will have to cope without Leighton Baines for the upcoming away encounters against Manchester United and Arsenal after it was revealed the left-back has suffered a fractured toe.
The injury, which was incurred during the 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Saturday, is expected to keep the England international out for four weeks.
Baines was forced off in the 50th minute at Goodison Park, and will undergo tests today to discover the full extent of the problem.
However, the early indications are that he will be out for around a month, which will mean he misses the Premier League games against Stoke City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Fulham and Swansea.
If Baines returns in four weeks, he could be available for the Boxing Day fixture against Sunderland at Goodison Park.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Monaco match report: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goal provides little consolation as Berbatov and Monaco stun Gunners
Fabio Cannavaro given jail sentence: World Cup winning captain gets 10-months for swimming in pool
Charlton sex tape: is the #sextratime Vine real or just another publicity stunt?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Theo Walcott 'involved in spat' with fans after Champions League defeat
Financial Fair Play under threat: Brussels court case could potentially lead to rules being scrapped
- 1 Liam Gallagher brands Kanye West 'utter s**t' during BRIT Awards performance
- 2 Isis burns thousands of books and rare manuscripts from Mosul's libraries
- 3 People who sleep more than eight hours are more likely to have a stroke, research shows
- 5 Muslim women's rights campaigner writes heartfelt letter to girls thinking of joining Isis
Oscars 2015: Birdman beats Boyhood as Eddie Redmayne and Patricia Arquette win big - as it happened
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'