Now With Neville Out: What Will Everton Do?

Andrew Jordan@@Andrew_JordanSenior Writer ISeptember 15, 2009

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13:  Phil Neville of Everton lies injured during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on September 13, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, Everton received yet another major blow to their season when team captain Phil Neville suffered significant damage to his left knee's ligaments while challenging Fulham's Dickson Etuhu for the football.

According to Everton team doctor Mick Rathbone, Neville would have to wait until today for the swelling in the knee to settle down, and afterwards he would go to London to see a knee specialist before making a decision on whether he will need surgery.

If Neville requires surgery, he would be out until at least January, which would be a major blow for Everton during this season, as they currently have several injury problems, and losing the captain of your club for any length of time is almost certainly a blow for the Toffees.

However, also with Neville out, a new question has risen: What should Everton now do to replace Neville?

Right now, it appears that Johnny Heitinga will be the replacement for Neville in the Premier League, but because of his transfer from Athletico Madrid to Everton, he cannot compete in European competitions until January.

As a result, Everton are now scrambling to find a player who can play for the Toffee's against AEK Athens on Thursday, as David Moyes side currently doesn't have a clear cut alternative who is capable of starting at Right-Back.

Who do you think should start at Right-Back for the Toffees in the upcoming future? Please tell me by leaving a comment.

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