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Martinez confirms Cleverley out for six to eight weeks

10 September 2015, 15:14

London - Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed midfielder Tom Cleverley will be out for six to eight weeks after sustaining an ankle ligament damage during his side's 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur.

There were initial fears that the England international may have fractured his bone following a challenge from Eric Dier but Martinez told reporters Cleverley would miss "six to eight weeks".

Also read: England call up Cleverley to replace injured Mason

"Knowing Tom and how fit and strong he is, we're looking at a six-week period," the 42-year-old added.

Cleverley joined the Toffees from Manchester United after spending the last season on loan to Aston Villa.

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