John Stones is fully recovered from ankle ligament surgery that saw him miss Everton's last ten league games and will now try to wrestle back his starting position from veteran Sylvain Distin.
Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Everton defender John Stones will undergo surgery after suffering ankle ligament damage during the closing stages of Sundays defeat at Old Trafford.
Everton defender John Stones has been withdrawn from the upcoming England Euro qualifying matches after Roberto Martinez confirmed the centre-back injured his ankle ligaments deep into injury time at Old Trafford on Sunday.
John Stones was handed a start as Sylvain Distin was kept out with a leg injury and Everton kept their first clean sheet in the process in the 0-2 win at West Brom.
Everton fell 3-1 to hosts SC Paderborn as questions still remain concerning who Roberto Martinez will call upon at several key positions when the season kicks off next weekend.
Amid rumors that he might leave Everton this summer, young center back John Stones has penned a five year extension with the Goodison Park club.
Everton could not get their attack to break through the Sunderland defense, but solid defending, and an own goal from Wes Brown gave the Toffees a 0-1 win, moving them ahead of Arsenal into the final Champions League spot.