Koeman delivers huge injury blow ahead of Everton Europa League clash
By Abigail Withey
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has delivered a huge injury blow to fans after he revealed that club newbies Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen would miss out on the Toffees’ Europa League clash against Hajduk Split on Thursday.
Ramirez has missed Everton’s previous two matches because of a heel issue which he picked up during the opening weekend of the Premier League against Stoke City, while Davy Klaassen has a foot injury.
The manager stated that neither of the players have travelled to Croatia with the squad and explained that Klaassen would be out for a week, while Ramirez would be doubtful for the Blues’ clash against Chelsea on Sunday.
The club shared the injury news on the club’s official Twitter account on Wednesday night and quoted Koeman, who said: Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen haven’t travelled. Davy has a knock (foot), he will be out for a week. Sandro is a doubt for Sunday.”
— Everton (@Everton) August 23, 2017
Everton have had a positive start to the season as they remain unbeaten in all of their competitive matches so far.
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The club was also part of history on Monday as star and new recruit Wayne Rooney bagged his 200th Premier League goal during the Toffees’ match against Manchester City.
Only one other striker, Alan Shearer, has managed that.
Koeman and his squad will now look ahead to their Europa League play-off against Hajduk Split on Thursday, where Everton managed to snatch a 2-0 lead in the first round.