Everton manager David Moyes has confirmed that striker Yakubu has been ruled out for the rest of the season and fellow forward Louis Saha will spend a period on the sidelines, following injuries sustained in the victory over Tottenham.
Yakubu had to be substituted early in the first half, only to be replaced by Saha who would later leave the field on a stretcher.
The Nigerian striker now faces a long road to recovery from an Achilles injury and will not return before the Premier League campaign draws to a close in May.
"He's ruptured his Achilles which will keep him out for the rest of the season," said Moyes of his £11.25million signing.
"And Louis Saha has a torn hamstring.
"With the victory we've been hit really hard with injuries and as we know James Vaughan is out for a couple of months minimum already, so we're really short."
Hit really hard
With Victor Ancihebe the only recognised forward left for Moyes to choose from, Everton will be expected to dip into the transfer market come January.
However, when questioned about his transfer plans, the Toffees boss revealed that he doubted the club could afford to invest in more players.
"We don't have great cash and at the moment we certainly couldn't, so we've been hit really hard," he conceded.