By Abigail Withey
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has revealed that he will “hopefully be back soon” on Twitter.
The 28-year-old has been out of action since early December 2016 after picking up a nasty cruciate ligament injury during the Toffees’ 1-1 draw against Manchester United last season.
Bolasie has missed 57 Everton games while he has been recovering from the knee problem and has said that he can’t wait to return to action with his fellow team mates.
The former Crystal Palace winger posted a picture of the squad on his personal Twitter account and wished his team mates luck ahead of their Europa League group opener against Atalanta on Thursday evening.
“All the best boys! Hopefully back with you soon. Can’t wait,” he said.
“In God’s time,” the 28-year-old added with both a sad face and praying hands emojis.
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) September 14, 2017
Bolasie managed only a few months of football at the club before his injury as he joined from Palace during the summer of 2016.
Before picking up his knee issue, the DR Congo international made 15 appearances for the club across both the Premier League and EFL Cup competitions where he netted one goal and provided four assists for the Blues.
His message will be promising to fans as it was understood that he would be sidelined for 12 months and make his return in the new year.
In other Everton team news, Football Insider has revealed the Toffees’ expected line-up to face Atalanta on Thursday.