Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori has successful knee surgery
By Mark Ashenden
Last Updated: 04/04/17 11:10am
Everton and Argentina defender Ramiro Funes Mori has undergone successful knee surgery.
The centre-back tore a meniscus playing for Argentina in their 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Bolivia last week.
Following a second opinion on Monday it was decided the best option for the 26-year-old was to have an operation to fix the damage, which means he will now miss the remainder of the season.
"Good morning!!! The surgery was successful. Shout out to everyone," Funes Mori tweeted from his hospital bed post-operation.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman will be hoping for some better news soon from the medical room having already suffered the loss of Seamus Coleman who broke his right leg during the Republic of Ireland's draw with Wales.
Midfielder James McCarthy has been struggling after aggravating a hamstring problem in the warm-up for the Republic of Ireland.
Funes Mori has made 26 appearances for Everton this season, but lost his place to Phil Jagielka for the last two matches against West Brom and Hull.