Everton may have recorded a 1 – 0 win at Spurs on Sunday but their victory has come at a price with the news that Yakubu will be out for the rest of the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon.
The Everton striker was injured after an innocuous looking challenge by Ledley King early in the game and after first looking like he would be able to continue, he was soon replaced by Louis Saha.
Though that wasn’t the end of Everton’s injury worries as the French striker also failed to make it through the game, as he was stretchered off with a hamstring problem.
With James Vaughan requiring surgery on an injured knee, manager David Moyes is down to one fit striker in Victor Anichebe.
Speaking after the game the Scot said:
We’ve had no luck injury-wise. But I’m hopeful that the group will work hard and respond to the challenge, especially Anichebe who, whilst only young, has real quality.
It is well documented that we don’t have great amounts of cash here and getting involved in January certainly wouldn’t have been our ideal plan.
But the chairman has always backed me and clearly we can’t go through the rest of the season if we only have one fit striker.
We’ll see where we are and what we can do when the time comes in the new year.