Football: Everton's Besic facing six months out

Everton's Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic is facing six months on the sidelines with a knee injury.
Everton's Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic is facing six months on the sidelines with a knee injury.PHOTO: AFP

(AFP) - Everton's Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic is facing six months on the sidelines with a knee injury, he revealed on Friday.

"6 months out! #devastated," the 23-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina international wrote on his Twitter account.

Besic was forced off by injury just 12 minutes after coming on in Wednesday's testimonial match for Wayne Rooney against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

It is the latest in a series of injuries to have befallen the player, who joined the Merseyside club from Turkish side Ferencvaros in 2014.

A hamstring injury sidelined him for four months last season and a recurrence of the problem kept him out until March.

Everton, who appointed Ronald Koeman as manager in June, host Tottenham Hotspur in their opening Premier League fixture on Aug 13.