Everton manager Sam Allardyche is absolutely fuming with whoever at Goodison Park released a statement saying that the club’s £45 million playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson will be out of action for two months.
The Iceland international damaged knee ligaments and now faces a battle to be fit for his countries World Cup campaign in Russia this summer.
However, Allardyche does not agree with the statement his club released and has claimed that the talented attacker could be back in action much sooner.
“Someone gave out the wrong statement. It can be less than that. Whoever gave that statement out is going to get a b********* today – so well done!”
“They will get a right telling off, you cannot predict a length of injury in its entirety because you have people who heal quicker.
“We have a highly-qualified medical staff and equipment to try to speed up any injury and I always felt it the wrong thing to do to tag an injury for its time limits because people recover quicker than others.
“You want to avoid setbacks so they don’t react that time and if you can get it before then you have perhaps done well.
“For me it is how is it in the next two weeks? When you sustain an injury immediately after there is a settling down period and then it is how quickly the player recovers.”
Sigurdsson moved to Goodison Park from Swansea in a £45 million pound deal last summer, and has netted four goals and provided three assist in 27 Premier League appearances for the Toffees.
He has played an integral part in Iceland’s emergence on the international seen in recent years, and many of his countrymen will be hoping that he recovers in time to feature in the World Cup.