Everton defender Funes Mori sidelined for rest of season

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Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori is a major doubt for the Merseyside derby with Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend after suffering an injury on global duty with Argentina on Tuesday.

The Blues confirmed the injury on the official website earlier today, saying that the Argentine could miss the rest of the season.

Everton says the center back "suffered a torn meniscus" while playing for Argentina against Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

The initial diagnosis suggests his season is at an end but he will have a surgical opinion next week.




His injury is likely to leave Everton manager Ronald Koeman short of options in defence as right back Seamus Coleman is also set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg in global play last week.

Everton and Tottenham have been dealt serious injury blows as the English Premier League returns to action this weekend.

Tottenham's Erik Lamela takes a penalty against Manchester City in October.

The club announced the news on Thursday morning and he will now undergo surgery on his knee in an attempt to make sure a full recovery is achieved.

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