American goalkeeper Tim Howard broke two bones in his back during a game two weeks ago and could miss extended time his club in England, Everton, revealed Friday.
"We don't think he will be out for the season," manager David Moyes said on the team's official site. "I read that [Newcastle's Fabricio] Coloccini could be out for seven weeks [with a similar injury], but we are not sure how long Tim will be out for because, obviously with a goalkeeper, he has to dive around and hit the ground.
"I have let him go away for a few days. It might be that, if everything goes well, he misses next week's game as well [against Manchester City] and then because of the international break, he might be close after the rest because that would be four weeks."