​Everton confirm Godfrey out until Christmas

​Everton confirm Godfrey out until Christmas

Everton have confirmed that defender Ben Godfrey's injury is as feared.

The centre-back suffered a leg break ten minutes into the start of the new Premier League season with the Toffees against Chelsea.

He came off in the first half of a game they eventually lost 1-0 to Thomas Tuchel's team.

Godfrey had scans on Monday and has already gone through with surgery.

In a statement, the club stated: "Ben Godfrey underwent successful surgery this morning on the fractured fibula he sustained during Saturday's Premier League opener against Chelsea at Goodison Park.

"The defender will now begin rehabilitation at Finch Farm under the care of the Club's medical team and is expected to be out for around three months."

He is likely to be out until December or even the New Year.