According to news reports out of Scandinavia on Monday morning, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s Premier League season is over. Not only that, but Sigurdsson is also a huge doubt for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Sigurdsson played 90 minutes for Everton on on Saturday in a 2-0 home win over Brighton.
But despite completing the match against the Seagulls, it’s now been confirmed that Sigurdsson suffered a “serious” injury.
As reported by Icelandic football website Fotbolti, Gylfi Sigurdsson has either damaged or torn ligaments in his knee.
This report has been confirmed by the Everton star’s brother, Olafur Mar Sigurdsson.
Whether Sigurdsson will be fit for Iceland this summer is now up in the air.
Depending on the gravity of the ligament injury, Sigurdsson could spend anywhere from two to three months on the sidelines to a much longer period of time.
Iceland, of course, are going to the world Cup for the first time in their history.
If Sigurdsson, 28, doesn’t make it, will he ever play in a World Cup again?
Iceland had already been drawn in the ‘group of death’ at the World Cup where they face Argentina, Croatia and Nigeria.
After a run of three defeats in four games, Everton picked up a comfortable home win over Brighton.
After a goalless first hour, Yannick Bolasie swung a cross into the Brighton box towards Walcott at the back back, and Gaetan Bong helped steer the ball over the line.
Turkish international Cenk Tosun scored his second goal in as many games to double Everton’s lead in the 76th.
Brighton had Anthony Knockaert sent off for a poor foul on Leighton Baines 10 minutes from time. Wayne Rooney missed an 88th minute penalty against Mat Ryan.