Iceland midfielder, Gylfi Sigurdsson will be out for around six to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury, his club Everton have said. There had been concerns over the possibility of the player missing his country maiden appearance at the World Cup after sustaining an injury against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. The 28-year-old, who has four league goals and three assists for Everton this season, is Iceland’s main creative force and his absence from the tournament would have been a major blow.
“We’ll continue to assess Gylfi’s progress on a week-to-week basis,” Everton manager Sam Allardyce said on the club website.
“The medical team will work very closely with him… to get him back playing as quickly as possible,” he said.
Iceland are in Group D with the Super Eagles at Russia 2018 along with Argentina and Croatia.