Everton starlet Patterson may have suffered ligament damage - Dinnery

By Ben Dinnery

7th Apr, 2022 | 1:15pm

Everton news: Nathan Patterson's season may be over amid possible 'ligament damage' - medical expert

Everton starlet Nathan Patterson may have suffered season-ending ankle “ligament damage”.

That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Patterson, 20, was due to make his Premier League debut against West Ham last Sunday (3 April) but broke down in the final training session.

It has since been revealed that the right-back, who has played just 45 minutes since his January move from Rangers, has suffered an ankle injury.

As quoted by the Liverpool Echo on Tuesday (5 April), Frank Lampard confirmed that the Scot will undergo surgery and miss “eight to 10 weeks”

Dinnery analysed the youngster’s setback and bemoaned his luck since his move to Merseyside.

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“It was a training ground injury,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

“It doesn’t look great and it’s not a mere ankle sprain, which might have been just seven to 10 days.

“This is more severe. Potentially, we could be looking at ligament damage.

“He has been a little bit unfortunate because he’s not had much of a look-in in terms of his involvement since he joined the club.

“Potentially, given the fact that we’re already in April, this could rule him out for the rest of the campaign.

A 10-week absence would mean Patterson is a doubt for Scotland’s World Cup qualification semi-final against Ukraine in June.

The Toffees are now just one point outside the relegation zone after a 3-2 defeat at Burnley last night (6 April).

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