Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin will probably be out for about three months following thigh surgery.
After suffering a setback in his recovery from 18, the 24-year-old had the surgery in France.
Gbamin had returned to training this month in Finch Farm and will continue his rehabilitation there with the clubs medical staff.
The summer signing from Mainz 05 has made just two appearances for Everton far this season – from Watford and Crystal Palace in August.
Everton are 18th at the table having won only two of their initial eight Premier League games this season.
The following week, West Ham is hosted by them that Saturday to Brighton.
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