Everton head coach Frank Lampard has, on Sunday, provided an update on the wellbeing of sidelined defender Yerry Mina.
And the news will no doubt be met with widespread disappointment on the part of all associated with the club.
For those not aware, Mina picked up a fresh injury last weekend.
En route to an eventual 1-0 opening day Premier League defeat at the hands of Chelsea, the former Barcelona man was forced into a premature departure from proceedings
This came owing to an ankle issue.
Concern, as a result, quickly spread, amid speculation that Mina could be in line for a lengthy spell on the treatment table.
And now, as alluded to above, as much has been confirmed.
Speaking late on Sunday night, Frank Lampard revealed that medical scans have unveiled significant damage to Mina’s ankle ligaments, with the stopper therefore set to sit out the coming eight weeks of action.
Mina joins a growing injury list on the blue half of Merseyside, with all of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Andros Townsend, Tom Davies, Andre Gomes, Ben Godfrey and Abdoulaye Doucoure already unavailable for selection just two games into the new season.