Gareth Evans: Portsmouth midfielder to miss start of season through injury

Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans was injured in the League Two play-off semi-final second leg at Plymouth in May

Portsmouth midfielder Gareth Evans will miss the start of the new season as he continues to recover from ligament damage to his knee and ankle.

The 28 year-old suffered the injury during the club's League Two play-off semi-final tie with Plymouth in May.

Pompey manager Paul Cook has confirmed Evans will not feature in the season opener against Carlisle on 6 August.

"Gareth's a tough lad, who will be back as strong as ever come late August or September," Cook told BBC Radio Solent.

Evans made 32 league appearances for Pompey last season after joining on a free transfer from Fleetwood in the summer.

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