The winger came off midway through the second half of last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United with what has since been preliminarily diagnosed as a ruptured cruciate knee ligament.
He crumpled under an innocuous-looking collision with Anthony Martial, received treatment by the touchline and returned to the match for a couple of minutes before it was obvious he could no longer continue.
Ronald Koeman indicated in his press conference this afternoon that Bolasie had travelled to London to have the knee fully assessed and a second opinion will be sought to confirm that he hasn't also damaged either the meniscus or medial ligament in the knee before he undergoes surgery next week.
“It's really a big injury,” Koeman told the press corps. “He had a scan last Monday, out of that scan came [that] it's the cruciate ligaments. And maybe something more in his knee but they need to control now and do a scan again, really about the state of the injury.
“Maybe it's necessary that we really need to sign somebody in that position," he explained.
Meanwhile, Everton's other ACL casualty from this season, Muhamed Besic, is back in light training and still on course to return in mid-February next year.
The Bosnian damaged his own anterior cruciate knee ligament in pre-season but has been pictured running at Finch Farm.
“It's going well with Mo,” Koeman told the media last Friday before the United game. “He's maybe back in training with the team in the beginning of February or [mid-February] and that's good because we need everybody fit.”
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1 Posted 09/12/2016 at 00:06:24
2 Posted 09/12/2016 at 00:17:31
3 Posted 09/12/2016 at 00:36:56
4 Posted 09/12/2016 at 01:12:42
Hope he gets back to full fitness.
5 Posted 09/12/2016 at 01:12:44
6 Posted 09/12/2016 at 02:38:29
7 Posted 09/12/2016 at 02:43:10
8 Posted 09/12/2016 at 03:32:43
9 Posted 09/12/2016 at 04:16:07
Recovering his pace won't be the problem. Side-to-side mobility is a much greater challenge.
Wishing him the best.
10 Posted 09/12/2016 at 06:19:23
Come on, Everton. Stop being shit!
11 Posted 09/12/2016 at 07:33:51
Absolutely terrible news – the lad is going to be seriously down in the dumps at the moment and is going to need all the support that can be mustered.
12 Posted 09/12/2016 at 07:53:20
13 Posted 09/12/2016 at 08:21:27
14 Posted 09/12/2016 at 09:05:53
To put it in perspective, I bumped into a lad last week who sometimes plays five-a-side with us, and he had a partial rupture of the AC ligament, and had waited 3 months to see a specialist and will wait who knows how long to get it operated on. He is only 27. Meanwhile he is walking with a limp.
15 Posted 09/12/2016 at 10:42:39
But, I think Bolasie is a big part of the problem at the moment. Despite his assists, he is a player who appears to want to do something spectacular every time he gets the ball. There is no bigger picture – 'What can I do to wow everybody'.
A lot of our supposed offensive players seem to be infected with this – Barkley, Deulofeu, Mirallas, Lukaku – they all seem to overcarry and give the ball away.
For me, Bolasie is the worst offender. Just a comment on his football, by the way, before the pitchforks and torches appear...
16 Posted 09/12/2016 at 10:43:33
ToffeeWeb is so much better when we analyse what we actually see on the pitch rather than thinking that poor old Everton have more bad luck than anyone else.
17 Posted 09/12/2016 at 10:50:58
18 Posted 09/12/2016 at 12:33:30
Chin up, Yannick, we look forward to seeing you back in the blue of EFC.
19 Posted 09/12/2016 at 13:13:34
Let's hope it stimulates some backs-to-the-wall spirit in the remaining players. I remember in the Moyes years when all our strikers were injured and we played Timmy and Fellaini as twin strikers!
20 Posted 09/12/2016 at 00:21:46
The chap may never fully recover. Bad for him and bad when you consider he's our record signing.
21 Posted 10/12/2016 at 07:47:33
22 Posted 10/12/2016 at 16:19:58
23 Posted 10/12/2016 at 16:25:57
24 Posted 11/12/2016 at 22:12:12
My wife had cruciate and medial ligament damage in a road traffic accident and it took her 18 months to walk again properly. I (unqualified) had to organise an excruciating period of physio every day.
Yannick will no doubt have the best treatment available, but it 's hard work hope he makes it!
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