Football - Jagielka heads for ankle surgery

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is set to undergo surgery on Saturday evening on a badly gashed ankle, manager David Moyes confirmed.

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The England international was injured in a challenge from Adam Le Fondre in the opening minutes of Everton's 3-1 victory over Reading at Goodison Park.

He had to be immediately replaced, and Moyes said: "I genuinely haven't seen it again but I thought on the pitch it didn't look good. Jagielka knew about it and it is a bad one. He will have surgery tonight to stitch up his ankle."

He added: "It is a bad one because he is a key player for us."

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