Hibbert misses end of season with hernia op

April 27, 2006

Everton defender Tony Hibbert will miss the final two games the season after undergoing a hernia operation.

The 24-year-old right-back has missed the last three games through injury and hopes surgery will correct the problem before next season.

Hibbert told the club's official website: 'It is frustrating that the season has ended this way for me.

'But the operation is something that is necessary and if we can get it done now I will be able to come back for pre-season fit and raring to go.'