Michael Keane suffers skull fracture [Photos]
PREMIER LEAGUE By Mirror | August 26th 2018 | 2 min read
Michael Keane suffered a small fracture of the skull during Everton's draw with Bournemouth.
The defender left the field on a stretcher in added time after a clash of heads with teammate Idrissa Gueye.
He spent the night in hospital before being released on Sunday morning.
It has now been confirmed he will be unable to take part in training for at least three weeks as he recovers from the injury.
“I’m okay but suffered a small hairline fracture of the skull which will heal itself and means I won’t be able to have any head contact for three to four weeks," Keane said.
“I will be back with my team and back on the pitch as soon as I can after that.
“I also want to say a huge thank you to the medical staff at Everton and Bournemouth as well as all those at Poole Hospital for their excellent treatment and care.”
Keane had earlier scored Everton's second goal although Bournemouth pulled back to take a point.
“I was so happy to get my first Premier League goal for Everton,” Keane added.
“I’m just gutted we didn’t take the three points, but we keep our unbeaten start going.”
Kurt Zouma replaced Keane for the final moments and will now likely deputise with summer signing Yerry Mina still not fit.
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