Everton's Phil Jagielka will miss the FA Cup final after being ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Jagielka was carried off on a stretcher during his side's 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Club physio Mick Rathbone told the club's official website, www.evertonfc.com: "The scan has unfortunately confirmed what we already feared, and that is that Phil will be out for the rest of the season."
He added: "He has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and will undergo surgery in around 10 days time when the swelling has gone down.
"It's too early to estimate a return to action for the player."
Jagielka has been a rock at the heart of the Everton defence this season and scored the winning penalty against Manchester United which booked Everton's place in the final against Chelsea on May 30.
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