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Everton's Jelavic out for two weeks

Mike Whalley
September 20, 2012
Nikica Jelavic is expected back next month © Getty Images

Everton striker Nikica Jelavic will be out for two weeks after colliding with a goalpost during Monday night's 2-2 draw with Newcastle.

Jelavic, 27, has been on crutches after suffering a knee injury in the incident during the first half. But a scan showed the injury was not as bad as first feared, and he is likely to be available for Everton's Premier League match at Wigan on October 6.

Jelavic is set to miss the league trip to Swansea on Saturday and the following weekend's home game against Southampton, as well as the Capital One Cup trip to Leeds in between.

Everton's six Premier League goals this season have been scored by five different players, and manager David Moyes hopes his team can continue to share the goal burden without Jelavic.

Moyes believes Belgium forward Kevin Mirallas, signed from Olympiacos last month, has added an extra dimension to Everton's attack.

"He'll give us another attacking player who looks like he might have a goal in him," Moyes told Everton's website. "He can play either side for us and he'll play through the middle as well."

And he has also been impressed by Victor Anichebe, who scored one goal against Newcastle and saw a legitimate effort not given after the officials failed to spot that the ball crossed the line.

Moyes added: "You've got to say, on the night, he had two goals - he did score one and he did score another that wasn't given."

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