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Jagielka to have surgery

March 2, 2013

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is to have surgery on a badly gashed ankle, manager David Moyes has confirmed.

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Jagielka, 30, was injured during the first half of the 3-1 Premier League win against Reading following a challenge from Adam le Fondre.

He had to be immediately replaced, and Moyes said: "I genuinely haven't seen it again but I thought on the pitch it didn't look good.

"Jagielka knew about it and it is a bad one. He will have surgery tonight to stitch up his ankle. It is a bad one because he is a key player for us."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.