Zat Knight facing six weeks out with knee injury

Last updated : 15 February 2011 By Daily Mail

Knight has damaged ligaments in his knee after landing awkwardly following a challenge on Everton's Victor Anichebe at the weekend.

The 30-year-old had been an ever-present this season until he was forced off during the Trotters' 2-0 victory at the Reebok Stadium.

Agony: Bolton defender Knight (right) is set for a spell on the sidelines

'Zat suffered ligament damage. It's not as severe as we first thought but certainly bad enough to keep him out for a period of time.

'There's severe swelling in the area so I think we'll know better in seven to 10 days when that goes down.

'But I think it's fair to say he'll be four to six weeks, which is a terrible loss, first and foremost for Zat, because he's played every game for me since I came to the football club over a year ago.

Early exit: Knight left the field on a stretcher as Bolton beat Everton on Sunday

'He's been outstanding as a player and as a man and the sooner we get him back the better. It is a blow, there's no doubt about it, and we wish him a speedy recovery.'

David Wheater replaced Knight against the Toffees and Coyle added on Bolton's website: 'David Wheater came in for his debut against Wigan a couple of weeks ago and he was outstanding. On Sunday he again looked so accomplished when he stepped into the void following Zat's injury.'

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail