Howard could be out for six weeks

Comment on this story


Tim_Howard

AP

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard.

London – Tim Howard is out for the most crucial part of the season after breaking two bones in his back.

The Everton keeper, 34, was injured when Oldham striker Robbie Simpson clattered into him during the FA Cup fifth-round replay 12 days ago. Aside from sitting out Saturday’s quarter-final against Wigan, Howard will be absent for next Saturday’s home clash with Manchester City, and may miss Stoke at Goodison on March 30.

The worst-case scenario would be an absence of more than six weeks, missing a trip to Arsenal and, potentially, the FA Cup semi-final. Slovakian Jan Mucha, who has only made eight appearances in nearly three years at the club, will replace Howard, with 19-year-old novice Mason Springthorpe on the bench. Moyes said: “When Tim fell he toppled over him like a tree. I have let him go away for a few days. We can’t get an emergency loan in for the FA Cup.”

Meanwhile, John Heitinga will replace defender Phil Jagielka — out for three weeks with a gash on his ankle after last week’s 3-1 win over Reading. – Daily Mail


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory