Published Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Darron Gibson is attended to by medical staff at the Aviva Stadium (© PA)
The 25-year-old collapsed in agony after a 35th-minute challenge at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Tuesday night.
After being assessed by Everton medical staff it was confirmed that the Derry-born player will require an operation on anterior cruciate ligament damage.
Gibsons' club said: "The length of time the 25-year-old will be best determined once the surgery is completed.
"However, the scans did confirm to Everton's medical team that no additional damage was sustained to the structure of the right knee, ensuring all treatment and rehabilitation will be focussed on repairing the damaged ACL."
Ireland had to come from behind to beat Kazakhstan 3-1, finishing in fourth place in Group C - 11 points behind leaders Germany.
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