Bernard injured vs Brighton
Everton faced Brighton on Saturday, as they looked to build on their win over West Ham the week before.
Brighton would take the lead inside 15 minutes at the Amex, but an own goal and a 74th-minute strike from Dominic Calvert-Lewin put Everton in front.
With 10 minutes remaining, it looked as though Marco Silva’s side were set to come away with all three points.
However, a penalty, followed by a Lucas Digne own goal, meant that Everton left Brighton empty-handed.
Everton are now back to being just two points away from the relegation zone.
As well as letting slip a 2-1 lead, the Toffees were handed an injury blow on Saturday.
Bernard had to be taken off just 30 minutes into Everton’s loss vs Brighton.
Bernard injury update
The Merseyside outfit have since provided an update on the Brazilian, and it doesn’t sound too good.
Everton would confirm that the winger suffered an injury to his right knee, and scans have revealed that he has sustained a grade 2 medial ligament injury:
Everton Football Club can confirm Bernard suffered an injury to his right knee during our game against Brighton on Saturday.
Scans have subsequently revealed the Brazilian has sustained a grade 2 medial ligament injury. Everton medical staff will speak with the Club’s knee consultant in the coming days to ensure the fastest possible return to play.
Everton are now set to face Watford on Tuesday evening in the League Cup.
With Watford yet to pick up a single league win this season, Marco Silva’s side should be full of confidence heading into this tie.
The two sides have already met once this season, with Bernard having scored the only goal of the game.
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