Key Everton defender to miss Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United games

Nathan Patterson is set to be sidelined for Everton for 4-5 weeks.
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Nathan Patterson is set to be sidelined for Everton for up to five weeks.

The Toffees have confirmed the right-back will be unavailable for at least the next month after suffering an ankle injury on Scotland duty.

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Patterson limped off in the first half of his country’s 3-0 Nations League win against Ukraine last week and is set for a period on the treatment table.

An Everton statement said: “Everton defender Nathan Patterson is expected to be out for around four to five weeks with an ankle injury.

“The 20-year-old Blues right-back was forced off while on international duty during Scotland’s Nations League win over Ukraine at Hampden Park last Wednesday.

“Following a consultation with a specialist in London, Patterson will now undergo treatment under the care of Everton’s medical team at Finch Farm.”

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Patterson has started all seven of Everton’s Premier League games this season and made an eye-catching impression.

He’ll now miss fixtures against Southampton (1 October) , Manchester United (9 October), Tottenham Hotspur (15 October), Newcastle United (19 October) and Crystal Palace (22 October), at a minimum.

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