Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is to undergo surgery after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage, the club have announced. Gibson was carried off on a stretcher after injuring his knee in a first-half challenge during the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan in Dublin on Tuesday. The 25-year-old was assessed by club medical staff on his return to Everton and, following confirmation an operation will be required, a lengthy lay-off is likely. Press Association
Published on June 19, 2019 at 2:17 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Syracuse will host North Florida in a nonconference game on Dec. 21 in the Carrier Dome, SU Athletics announced in a release Wednesday.The matchup is the Orange’s sixth nonconference game announced ahead of the 2019-20 season. The Ospreys posted a 16-17 record last season, winning seven of their last eight. SU last played North Florida in 2016, a 77-71 win in the Dome, in the team’s first-ever meeting.Syracuse opens its season on Nov. 6 against conference foe and defending National Champion Virginia.Here is Syracuse’s schedule that has been released so far.Oct. 26 – Daemen College (Carrier Dome, exhibition)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOct. 29 – Carleton College (Carrier Dome, exhibition)Nov. 6 – Virginia (Carrier Dome)Nov. 20 – Cornell, 7 p.m. (Carrier Dome)Nov. 27 – NIT Season Tipoff vs. Ole Miss/Oklahoma State/Penn State (Barclays Center)Nov. 29 – NIT Season Tipoff (Barclays Center)Dec. 3 – Iowa (ACC-Big Ten Challenge, Carrier Dome)Dec. 14 – Georgetown (Capital One Arena)Dec. 18 – Oakland (Carrier Dome)Dec. 21 — North Florida (Carrier Dome)ACC home games: Boston College, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, North Carolina State.ACC away games: Boston College, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Louisville. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Returnee Andre Ayew has admitted it was difficult for him to stay away from the Black Stars for six months.“It was something I missed a lot. I learnt how it is important to play for the country,” Ayew exclusively told Joy Sports.The Olympique Marseille ace took a temporary break from international football in February after he was dropped from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations squad.The 23-year-old failed to meet the reporting time for pre-tournament camping in Abu Dhabi, UAE.He later announced his resignation after claiming he had a strained relationship with some management members.Ayew announced his availability two weeks ago and was named in Kwesi Appiah’s 26-man squad for the crucial assignment against Zambia in a final Group D 2014 World Cup qualifier. “What happened has happened. It is passed and now we are going forward to win the game,” he said.