Everton’s Gibson to miss four weeks with thigh injury

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Updated: December 31, 2012

Everton will be without midfielder Darron Gibson for the next month after manager David Moyes confirmed that he is suffering from a thigh strain.

Gibson was forced to miss Everton’s 2-1 defeat against Chelsea on Sunday
because of the problem, and the 25-year-old is likely to be out until the end
of January.

The former Manchester United man has been limited to nine league starts this
season after missing two months because of a similar problem earlier in the
campaign.

Gibson’s injury adds to a growing list for Moyes, who is already without Kevin
Mirallas (hamstring), Tony Hibbert (calf) and Seamus Coleman (hamstring).