Everton midfielder Muhamed Besic will miss the start of the Premier League season with a hamstring injury.
The Bosnia international, 22, suffered the problem during the Toffees' 4-0 preseason win at Swindon on July 11.
The setback means he will be unavailable for his side's opening league match at home to Watford on Aug. 8.
He joins midfielder Steven Pienaar, who will also miss the match with a hamstring problem.
But manager Roberto Martinez indicated Besic could be ready for their next two matches,...