Everton have confirmed that South African star Steven Pienaar will miss the start of the season.
Sky Sports News revealed on Monday that Pienaar was set to be ruled out after suffering a foot injury in the friendly against PSV Eindhoven at the weekend.
Now The Toffees have revealed the extent of his injury which will sideline him until September.
Pienaar has broken the big toe on his right foot and that is set to rule him out for seven weeks.
"We can confirm that Steven Pienaar has broken the big toe in his right foot," head physio Mick Rathbone told the club's official website.