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Everton boss Sam Allardyce annoyed by Gylfi Sigurdsson injury statement

Everton boss Sam Allardyce annoyed by Gylfi Sigurdsson injury statement
From ESPN - March 15, 2018

Everton manager Sam Allardyce has said he is optimistic that club record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson will be back before the end of the season.

On Wednesday, the club suggested in a statement that the Iceland international midfielder's knee injury would sideline him for six to eight weeks.

However, Allardyce was unhappy with that estimate.

"Someone gave out the wrong statement. It can be less than that. Whoever gave that statement out is going to get a b--------g today, so well done," he said.

"You cannot predict a length of injury in its entirety because you have people who heal quicker. Obviously Gylfi's recovery time could be shorter than we might expect.

"Medics and specialists give a conservative view and you try to beat that and try to get Gylfi back as soon as you can.

"We have a highly-qualified medical staff and equipment to try to speed up any injury and I always felt it the wrong thing to do to tag an injury for its time limits because people recover quicker than others.

"You want to avoid setbacks so they do not react that time and if you can get it before then you have perhaps done well.

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