Everton ace Darron Gibson suffers knee injury

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Everton midfielder Darron Gibson could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining an injury whilst playing Ireland.

The 25-year-old fell awkwardly during Ireland's 3-1 win over Kazakhstan last night and may have damaged knee ligaments.

He was carried off on a stretcher at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, and could be out for a few months.

An FAI statement on Twitter read: "Darron Gibson has been assessed by our team doc and will return to his club tomorrow for a scan with suspected knee ligament damage."

The World Cup qualifier marked Gibson's return to the Ireland set up, after refusing to play under former manager Giovanni Trapattoni.

However he was called up to Ireland's final qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Germany by temporary manager Noel King.

Robbie Keane, John O'Shea, and an own goal gave Ireland a win which guaranteed them a fourth place finish in their group.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez, who was watching the game from the stands, will be hoping the injury isn't as bad as first feared, as Gibson had only just returned to action from injury.

The Toffees return to Premier League action this weekend with a home game against Hull City.

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