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Yannick Bolasie posts Twitter message after shattering Everton injury blow

By Will Butcher

Yannick Bolasie has labelled his long-term injury at Everton as a “little hiccup” after being ruled out for the entirety of the 2016-17 campaign.

Posting on his personal Twitter account, Bolasie revealed that he will come back stronger after injuring his knee when overstretching for a loose ball during the 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday.

Former Crystal Palace winger Bolasie will now miss the rest of the season as he goes under the knife to solve the issue.

His delayed spell on the sidelines will also see him miss representing Democratic Republic of Congo at the African Cup of Nations in just over a month’s time in addition to being sidelined for the remainder of Everton’s domestic campaign.

Fans were devastated on Twitter to hear the extent of Bolasie’s knee injury, with many claiming that he was the Toffees’ most creative player under Ronald Koeman this season.

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Without Bolasie, Everton are left with the likes of Kevin Mirallas, Aaron Lennon and Gerard Deulofeu on the flanks.

Since his move to Merseyside, Bolasie has made 15 league and cup appearances for the Toffees. Bolasie has made four goals, while netting one himself against Burnley after signing on the dotted line for a fee believed to be rising to £28million.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman could now spring into action in the January transfer window to strengthen his creaking squad.

The Dutchman has already gone public with his interest in signing Manchester United wide man Memphis Depay.

In other Everton news, this 26-year-old star could be brought in to replace crocked Bolasie in January.