Everton forward Mirallas avoids lengthy lay-off after hamstring scan

The talented Belgian has been in fine form since his summer move to Goodison Park and boss David Moyes will be relieved that the 25-year-old's injury is not too serious
Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has avoided a potentially lengthy injury lay-off after scans revealed he did not seriously injure his hamstring during his side's 2-1 win against Sunderland.

The Belgian limped off as David Moyes' side secured a win which left them fourth in the table and there were concerns that the 25-year-old could miss up to a month of football for the Toffees.

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However, further scans revealed the damage is not too serious and the £5.5 million summer signing from Olympiakos should be fit to return against Norwich City on November 24.

The injury does mean that Mirallas will definitely miss Belgium's friendly with Romania on Wednesday night and will remain on Merseyside to recuperate from the injury.

The forward lasted just 29 minutes against Martin O'Neill's side before succumbing to injury but Moyes' men had enough determination to secure the win after going behind in the first half, goals from Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic sealing the points.

Mirallas has one goal and three assists in the Premier League so far this season and turned in a fine display during his side's 2-2 derby draw with rivals Liverpool before being forced off at half-time with another injury.