Everton were involved in a 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium yesterday in what was an action-packed 90 minutes that involved two red cards.
The Toffees have definitely shown moments of promise and quality so far this season, but they lacked defensive solidity at times yesterday as they became unstuck. And, to make matters worse, it looks as if Marco Silva will be without one of his first team players for a while, as according to Sun Sport, Michael Keane has fractured his skull.
Worryingly, Everton confirmed the defender suffered a hairline fracture of his skull in the incident – saying he would be “unable to engage in head contact” for three to four weeks.
Michael Keane remains in hospital after his sickening collision with his team-mate Idrissa Gueye.
The defender was rushed to a nearby medical unit in Bournemouth after the sickening clash of heads during stoppage time.
Worryingly, it was revealed that Yerry Mina won’t be available until after the international break for the Toffees, so they now find themselves in even more trouble after Michael Keane’s injury yesterday.
Everton have had trouble ensuring consistency at the back so far this season and it doesn’t look as if things are about to get any easier as Kurt Zouma will have to step in to take his place. But, if they suffer another central defensive injury in the near future then they could find themselves in a hole.