Everton star to see specialist after sustaining ankle injury against Sunderland

first_img1 Leighton Baines in action for Everton Everton defender Leighton Baines will see a specialist to assess the damage he sustained to an ankle injury he sustained against Sunderland last Saturday.Baines was forced to leave the pitch during the 2-0 home defeat at Goodison Park and is rated a major doubt for the next game against West Ham this weekend.The England defender has been plagued with injuries this season after being forced to miss games with hamstring, thigh and knee problems.Everton boss Roberto Martinez is hoping he will not lose his star defender for a lengthy period of time and says they will take the appropriate action when they know the extent of the problem.Martinez, speaking on evertonfc.com, said: “We’re going to find out a bit more in the next two days.“It was really, really painful in an area that has been a bit of a problem for Leighton.“We’ll get more clarity over the next 48 hours and clearly we’ll address it once we get that information from the specialist.”last_img read more