The England international sustained some broken bones in his hand during Sunday’s narrow 1-0 win over Hull City but suggests he should be ok to take his place in Andre Villas-Boas’ starting line-up when they travel to Goodison Park this Sunday.
"I've got a few broken bones in my hand but it's nothing too serious,” he told talkSPORT.
“I didn't want to let the team go down to 10 men so I had to run back on wounded and the crowd were behind me, the manager was screaming at me to go on so I didn't have a choice really.
“Hopefully I'll be back in time for the weekend.”
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