Muhamed Besic has confirmed he will be sidelined for six months through injury.

Besic limped off injured during an appearance in Wayne Rooney’s Testimonial game for Everton against Manchester United on Wednesday evening.

The injury is the latest in a series of successive injuries Besic has endured during his Everton career. A hamstring injury sustained against Chelsea last September ruled him out for four months, then a recurrence in January sidelined him again until March.

His latest injury on the eve of the new season is likely to keep him sidelined until at least February.