Everton defender John Stones (ankle) could be out eight weeks

Wednesday October 8th, 2014

Everton defender John Stones could miss six to eight weeks with an ankle injury suffered against Manchester United on Sunday, according to the Guardian's Andy Hunter

Stones was taken off the field on a stretcher in the 90th minute of Everton's Oct. 5 loss to Manchester Uniter. He will see a specialist this week, according to the Guardian.

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Everton acquired Stones from Barnsley in January 2013. He made 21 appearances for the club last season and five this season. 

Stones, 20, also competes for the England national team. He played in the team's Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in September and was scheduled to play in upcoming qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia. The injury also puts Stones' status for England's Nov. 15 qualifier against Slovenia in jeopardy. 

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Seamus Coleman, Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley, James McCarthy and Sylvain Distin are all injured as well. 

Everton's next Premier League match is on Oct. 18 against Aston Villa, followed by an Oct. 23 Europa League match against French side Lille. 

- Dan Gartland

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