Everton winger Andros Townsend has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a serious knee injury, the Premier League club has announced.
The 30-year-old was substituted after 16 minutes of Everton’s loss at his former club Crystal Palace in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
A scan has revealed the former England international has suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage which will require surgery.
Andros Townsend will miss the rest of the season after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury during Sunday’s game at Crystal Palace.
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Everton club statement read: ‘Andros Townsend will miss the rest of the season after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury during Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final tie at Crystal Palace.
‘A scan revealed Townsend’s ACL knee injury and he will undergo surgery next week before starting his rehabilitation with Everton’s medical staff at Finch Farm (training complex).’
Andros Townsend has made 27 appearances this season scoring 7 and providing 2 assists. This means the 30 years old winger will miss a crucial part of Everton’s campaign as Frank Lampard’s side are 17th on the EPL table and 3 points off 18th placed Watford.