RYO Miyaichi looks to have kicked his last ball for Wigan Athletic after picking up suspected ankle ligament damage in the FA Cup victory at Everton.
The 20-year-old winger has endured an injury-plagued spell at the DW since joining from Arsenal on a season-long loan.
His appearance at Goodison Park was his first in four months, stretching back to the Premier League game at Liverpool last November, after a niggling ankle problem.
After taking over from Callum McManaman just before half-time, Miyaichi lasted barely half an hour before a robust challenge from Everton winger Kevin Mirallas sent him flying into the advertising boards.
Miyaichi boarded the team coach on crutches with his right foot in a protective cast.
And boss Roberto Martinez fears he’s seen the last of the Japan international in a Latics shirt after just seven appearances – and only one start.
“It’s a massive blow, because you will never meet a better professional or a nicer human being than Ryo,” said Martinez.
“It doesn’t look like his time with Wigan will end on a high, and that will be a shame for everyone.”
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