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There are concerns that Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson could not only be out for the rest of the season but that his World Cup hopes are in tatters too after suspected knee ligament damage.

The 28-year-old required treatment during Saturday’s 2-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League game but he ended up playing the full 90 minutes and now requires a scan to see the full extent of the damage, according to the Liverpool Echo.

And the Icelandic was having a stormer against the Seagulls, pulling the strings and at the centre of everything that was good about the victory.

News of the player’s potential lay-off has been met with a mixture of concern and questions as to why he was even allowed to continue, given the management’s knowledge of the issue.

The Toffees have very little to play for in the remainder of the current campaign, given they are all but mathematically secure of their place in the top-flight for next season, making the decision to play on even more bewildering.

With a scan set for Monday, it’s now a waiting game to see what the results are.

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But if the worst comes to the worst, this could be a decision from Sam Allardyce which is the final nail in the coffin as relations between the boss and the Goodison Park faithful are already at an all-time low.

Here is a selection of Twitter messages from supporters reacting to the player’s injury:

In other Everton new, Stan Collymore: This 46-year-old would be a perfect fit for the Toffees.

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