Everton's Victor Anichebe has been awarded compensation by Newcastle United for a football injury he sustained during a Premier League fixture in February 2009.
The Nigerian international was ruled out of action for 11 months following a tackle made on him by Newcastle's club captain Kevin Nolan at St James's Park around two years ago as he subsequently required two operations to repair damage to his right knee, the Daily Telegraph reports.
As a result, Anichebe took legal action against Newcastle United on the grounds of potential loss of earnings due to the terms of his contract with Everton and the north-east club have now agreed an undisclosed out-of-court settlement with the forward.
Although his agreement with Everton includes a basic weekly wage - which was paid throughout the time of his injury - Anichebe claimed that he lost out on bonuses and appearance fees for both club and country while on the sidelines.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens