Everton forward could be out for six weeks after fresh injury blow

According to El Bobble, Everton attacker Demarai Gray has an abductor injury and could be out for six weeks.

Gray was taken off 17 minutes into Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City, and according to the early assessment, he could be out for the rest of the season.

El Bobble said: “Everton’s Demarai Gray who was substituted early at Manchester City on Sunday, has suffered an abductor injury.

“Early indications suggest the winger could be out for up to six weeks.

Gray joins Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina, and Abdoulaye Doucoure on the treatment table for the Toffees, and Rafa Benitez will be concerned.

Everton’s counter-attacking style of play relies heavily on the former Leicester City forward’s speed, so it was not surprising to see them struggle against Pep Guardiola’s side. Gray is expected to miss eight games.

Everton will be without Richarlison when they face Brentford on Sunday after the Brazilian received his fifth yellow card of the campaign.

Another injury is the last thing the Toffees need after losing four and drawing two of their last six games.

According to reports, Benitez will be obliged to rely on some of the club’s younger players, while Salomon Rondon and Cenk Tosun will also get plenty of action.