'That's us finished': Some Everton fans react to 'disastrous' Tuesday news
Everton fans have bemoaned the news that Abdoulaye Doucoure has suffered a stress response in his foot.
The 28-year-old Toffees midfielder has been key for Rafael Benitez this season, registering two goals and four assists in the league.
However, Doucoure suffered the injury in Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to West Ham, and now looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Everton released a statement regarding the midfielder’s injury on Tuesday,
It read: “Everton can confirm that Abdoulaye Doucoure has suffered a stress response in a bone in his foot sustained during Sunday’s match against West Ham United.
“The French midfielder is being assessed by the Club’s medical team at USM Finch Farm and is undergoing further investigation to determine the full extent of the injury.”
On a more positive note, Everton also confirmed that, “contrary to reports, Doucoure will not require an operation.”
According to The Guardian, Doucore has suffered a fractured metatarsal.
Benitez remains without midfield alternatives Andre Gomes and Fabian Delph due to injury.
In addition, strikers Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison have also struggled with fitness problems.
Things aren’t going well for Everton on the injury front, and some fans were gutted about this latest development:
That’s us finished them unless Gbamin can step up .. let’s hope he’s not out for too long— paul holman (@paulholman19) October 19, 2021
I have a stress response to Everton 😭— Julie (@JulieHob1878) October 19, 2021
Gutted for him.— Danny Atherton (@DannySports12) October 19, 2021
Started the season really well and was chipping in with the odd goal or assist.
Not sure who takes his place next to Allan now. Gomes and Davies don't fill me with huge confidence.
Big opportunity for one of them now though.
Thank God for small mercies (not broken) but flippin’ heck we’re gonna miss him!! Jeez, what next?……😳🤷♀️ #UpTheInjuryRavagedToffees— Cathy McAlle 💙 (@CathyMcAlle) October 19, 2021
Gutted. Was already hard enough with those out. This is really going to hurt us. Get well soon.— Fidgell (@IamFidgell) October 19, 2021
This is disasterous. This means we are likely to see Tom Davis or Andre Gomes this Saturday. I don’t know if I can stomach the watch!!!!— TheRealCarlAndrews77 (@TAndrews77) October 19, 2021
It’s all good…he got injured last season and we were okay….said nobody ever pic.twitter.com/qXRRrd7RpT— Stephen Ward (@Traintheworld1) October 19, 2021
Just our 3 best players out currently then.— Safe For Pandas (@SafeForPandas) October 19, 2021