Unai Emery confirmed that Sokratis is suffering from a knee problem and he is hoping that it is “not too serious.”

The defender was taken off in the first half after hurting himself when trying to recover following Shkodran Mustafi’s rash tackle that put the backline in danger.

“We don’t know now but the first analysis is that the doctors will wait until tomorrow. It’s his knee but I’m hoping it’s not too serious,” Emery told reporters after the game.

It was unlikely that Sokratis, who was the only player to have played every minute this season under Emery before he was subbed off against Everton, would have played on Wednesday against Brentford but it seems as if he’s certainly set to miss it.

The 30-year-old, who arrived in the summer, has a lengthy history of niggles and knocks but the good news is the longest he’s ever been sidelined because of a problem was 63 days after a leg fracture. Apart from that, he seems to recover very quickly.

Many of his problems, that have included a fractured rib, ankle problems, stomach issues, infections, illness, wounds, contusions, and strains, resulted in him missing a single game. Some didn’t even keep him out of action at all.

On a list that contains 31 injuries and illnesses, this is Sokratis’ first knee problem.