Everton's Lucas Digne makes six-week recovery from ankle surgery

Lucas Digne makes stunning six-week recovery from ankle surgery and is fit for Everton’s FA Cup tie against Rotherham as Carlo Ancelotti says the left-back is also ‘really close’ to agreeing new contract

  • Lucas Digne suffered an ankle injury in training in November and had surgery
  • Expected to be sidelined for three months, he has already returned to fitness
  • Left-back trained this week and could feature in Everton’s FA Cup tie
  • Manager Carlo Ancelotti described Digne’s recovery as ‘unbelievable’ 
  • Digne is also close to agreeing a new contract with the Goodison Park club 

Everton left-back Lucas Digne has made an ‘unbelievable’ recovery from an ankle operation to be fit for Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Rotherham, according to manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The France international had surgery at the end of November after sustaining the injury in training and was expected to be out for between two and three months.

However, Ancelotti has been amazed the defender is ready to return to action in just six weeks.

Lucas Digne has made a six-week recovery from ankle surgery and is ready for action again

The left-back had surgery at the end of November and has returned well ahead of schedule

‘He is fit. His recovery was really fast, he and the medical staff did a fantastic job,’ said the Italian.

‘He trained all week with us and is fit, in good condition and can play tomorrow.

‘We know Digne is a top professional. I think the surgeon was good, the rehab was really good and so it was unbelievable to see Digne so early in training. 

Left-back Digne is also on the verge of signing a new deal at the club.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said Digne could feature against Rotherham on Saturday

‘I think it is almost done. I am not involved in this but the two parts – the club and him – are really close,’ added Ancelotti.

‘It is important to have an important player with personality, quality and talent with us for the future.’

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