Alcaraz injury blow for Everton

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Published: Wednesday 5th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Antolin Alcaraz could be sidelined for up to 12 weeks after Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed the Paraguayan defender has a dislocated shoulder.

Alcaraz, 32, was taken off with the injury during the first half of Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Swansea following a collision with Wilfried Bony.

“We lost Antolin at the weekend,” Martinez said. “He has dislocated his AC joint on his shoulder and will be out for a while.”

Martinez said Alcaraz’s length of time on the sidelines would be determined by whether or not he will need to undergo surgery.

“With Antolin it is difficult because the decision now is if he needs surgery or not,” Martinez added.

“It is a decision we are going to measure well and make the right call. It would depend – between six and 12 weeks, depending on the route we are taking.”

It is expected that, with John Stones also injured, veteran Sylvain Distin will come into the side for Thursday’s Europa League tie against Lille.

Published: Wednesday 5th November 2014 by The News Editor

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