20-year-old Nathan Patterson limped off in Scotland’s UEFA Nations League match with Ukraine.
The Everton defender – who has been impressive in the Premier League this season – picked up an ankle injury at Hampden Park. The full-back returned to Goodison Park, where the extent of his injury was confirmed.
A club statement read:
“Everton defender Nathan Patterson is expected to be out for around four to five weeks with an ankle injury.
“The 20-year-old Blues right-back was forced off while on international duty during Scotland’s Nations League win over Ukraine at Hampden Park last Wednesday. Following a consultation with a specialist in London, Patterson will now undergo treatment under the care of Everton’s medical team at Finch Farm.”
Nathan Patterson joined Everton from Rangers in January but struggled to establish himself as a starter. However, an injury to veteran Seamus Coleman has given him an opportunity to show his worth and he has grabbed it with both arms. In Everton’s 1 – 1 draw with neighbours Liverpool, the defender succeeded in keeping Luis Diaz quiet as his side earned a much-needed point.
Frank Lampard will hope the defender recovers soon to play some part in the club’s league matches before the World Cup kicks off.