Everton's Leighton Baines to see specialist over ankle problem

Leighton Baines, Everton
Image: Leighton Baines: Everton defender struggling with ankle

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is sending defender Leighton Baines is to see a specialist to determine the extent of his ankle injury.

The left-back was forced off in the second half of the 2-0 weekend defeat by Sunderland.

Martinez told the club website: "We're going to find out a bit more in the next two days. It was really, really painful in an area that has been a bit of a problem for Leighton.

"We'll get more clarity over the next 48 hours and clearly we'll address it once we get that information from the specialist."

The 30-year-old missed two matches in November with a hamstring problem and thigh and knee injuries kept him out for seven games in February and March. Baines was replaced by Luke Garbutt on Saturday.

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