The remainder of the Iceland international's season, together with his participation at this summer's World Cup, were thrown into doubt last month when he damaged the joint in his right knee but he appears to be on target to be fit for his country's trip to Russia.
He might not play any part in Everton's increasingly meaningless run-in, however, which,. if true, will likely go down well in Reykjavik where the Icelandic FA is no doubt drawing up plans for their first World Cup Finals.
"It'll be touch and go whether he'll get a game before the end of the season," Allardyce said of Sigurdsson during his press conference today after expressing a degree of frustration at the number of longer-term injuries that have affected his squad this season.
The manager is still without James McCarthy, who suffered a broken leg against West Bromwich Albion in January, Eliaquim Mangala, who is now back in the gym strengthening his knee following surgery in February, and Mason Holgate who also required an operation on his ankle.
"Obviously all these players can be missed at certain stages of the season but you wouldn't expect them to be out as long as they've been out.
"Losing players at the back half of this season is not something you would want to have to deal with but we have to and we're dealing with it very well at the moment.
Allardyce explained that Idrissa Gueye, who only started last week's Merseyside derby on the bench, is fit to play, as is Phil Jagielka who suffered what the manager described as "a reaction" but trained as normal yesterday.
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1 Posted 13/04/2018 at 20:39:33
2 Posted 13/04/2018 at 23:00:04
We do pay his wages, Bill, not Iceland, and as a season ticket holder I would very much like to see him playing again this season. That is reason enough?
3 Posted 13/04/2018 at 23:33:30
4 Posted 14/04/2018 at 08:42:02
Dave: I feel your pain especially as we are still paying Koeman's wages...!
5 Posted 15/04/2018 at 00:33:12
Big Sam will ruin you.
6 Posted 15/04/2018 at 05:27:27
Other players need to step up. I'd like to see Vlasic at No 10 and even give Klaassen a few games in a midfield 3.
Rotate Klaassen with Rooney, the only two players capable of playing accurate 50-yard passes forward now we have some genuine pace in the side with Vlasic, Walcott, and Calvert-Lewin.
Even headless chickens, Niasse and Bolasie, are willing runners.
7 Posted 15/04/2018 at 22:54:16
8 Posted 16/04/2018 at 09:58:14
He had not scored since he shifted to holding midfield, what a waste of talent. I still believe Rooney is capable of scoring many more goals.
Gylfi is injured and Rooney should have taken his spot instantly. Simple, right?
9 Posted 16/04/2018 at 10:11:01
Hari @ 8 with all due respect, you must be living on fantasy island with your views of Rooney; he's certainly not good enough, owing to his body abuse resulting in lack of fitness and pace, to be a good Premier League player. Rooney's been a major problem for us all season. Bill Kenwright's love of him causing other players to be played out of position in order to try and fit him in the team.
The Rooney you talk about is the one of about 6 years ago! Just compare his contribution to that of the very similarly aged David Silva. Rooney's days as a top Premier League player were behind him 3 years ago, as loads of Man Utd supporters would tell you.
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