Neville out for two months

 / 17 Nov '12

London – Everton midfielder Phil Neville could be out for up to two months after a knee operation, manager David Moyes said on Saturday.

Neville, 35, missed Everton's 2-1 defeat at Reading in the English Premier League after undergoing surgery on Friday.

Everton's Phil Neville. Credit: AFP

“He had an operation on his knee. We expect him to be missing for six to eight weeks,” Moyes was quoted as saying on Everton's website (

“We missed his leadership (against Reading). We were missing a number of senior players.”

Everton's defeat on Saturday left them in fifth place. Neville is set to miss forthcoming games against Norwich City, Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. – Reuters

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