Everton’s Muhamed Besic ruled out for six months with knee injury

• Besic limped off 12 minutes into Wayne Rooney’s testimonial on Wednesday
• Everton midfielder struggled with hamstring injuries last season

Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic will miss the first six months of the new Premier League season after suffering a knee injury during Wayne Rooney’s testimonial.

The Bosnia international was injured only 12 minutes into his appearance against Manchester United on Wednesday. Following scans on the knee, the 23-year-old tweeted on Friday: “6 months out! devastated”. Besic will be sidelined until February and his latest injury absence represents a major setback to hopes of establishing himself in new manager Ronald Koeman’s plans.

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