The nightmarish Everton career of Jean-Philippe Gbamin has begun, with the midfielder sustaining a serious Achilles injury during training.

The midfielder, who was signed in the close season from Mainz as Idrissa Gueye left for Paris Saint-Germain, made just two appearances in August for the Toffees before suffering a quadriceps injury in training.

A problem with the international rehabilitation of the Ivory Coast meant that surgery was required, with Gbamin nearing a return to full training when the Premier League was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It was confirmed on Thursday that Premier League shareholders agreed to resume the competition behind closed doors on June 17, but Gbamin won’t be part of Everton’s fold for their remaining nine fixtures, with the club announcing the 24-year-old had sustained a serious Achilles problem that looks set to keep him out for the rest of 2020.

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Everton is set to resume its campaign in the Merseyside derby against rivals and newly-elected Premier League new Liverpool.

Earlier this week, following his previous injury setback, Gbamin announced he was feeling fine and was enjoying a return to training.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin’s Everton nightmare has begun after the midfielder sustained a serious injury to Achilles in training.

Gbamin will undergo surgery next week and the club expects the Ivory Coast international to require an “extensive rehabilitation period.”

After his move of £25million from German side Mainz in August 2019, the 24-year-old managed only two matches for Everton before being sidelined by the quad problem which required surgery in February.

If the former Lens player has torn his Achilles tendon, he should expect to be out of action for another six months.

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