Irishman is now facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Everton are said to be expecting the worst after Republic of Ireland midfield player Darron Gibson was carried off on a stretcher with what looked like a serious knee injury during Tuesday night’s game against Kazakhstan in Dublin, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The 25-year-old was actually only making his second appearance for the national team for quite some time after Gibson had refused to play under previous Republic head coach Giovanni Trapattoni during the qualifying campaign for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
That was because the veteran Italian coach had failed to give the Toffees man any game time whatsoever during Euro 2012 in Ukraine and Poland, in what was the Republic’s first appearance in the finals of a major tournament for ten whole years.
However, following Trapattoni’s recent sacking as boss of the Republic due to his failure to guide the Emerald Isle to next year’s World Cup in South America, Gibson was offered an international lifeline after being recalled to the national setup by caretaker manager Noel King.
But now the Irishman faces an uncertain wait in order to discover the full extent of his knee injury, with fears that the midfielder could be out of action for some time though.