Fulham loanee Luke Garbutt confirms ankle ligament injury absence on Twitter

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The Everton player is currently on loan at Craven Cottage.

This summer the future of England under-21 international left-back Luke Garbutt was one of the hot topics at Everton.

The talent emerged on the scene last season, covering for Leighton Baines when the England full-back was injured. His contract up in the summer, it was not known whether he would be an Everton player next season.

In the end he did sign on the dotted line of a new deal with the club, before heading out on loan.

The former Leeds United trainee joined Championship side Fulham on a season-long loan deal last month.

The Cottagers are being tipped for a far more impressive season than last term, when they fought off relegation. Garbutt will be key to any success.

But he won’t be for the next six weeks.

The Everton loanee has confirmed on his Twitter feed that he has damaged his ankle ligaments in his left foot and will be out of action for a month and a half.

The injury would not seem serious enough for Fulham to end his loan spell prematurely but it will be a big blow to their hopes of a bat-out-of-hell start to the Championship campaign.

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