Everton haven't made any announcement about the extent of Kevin Mirallas' hamstring injury but the Mail appear to be speculating on the Belgian's condition nonetheless.
Dominic King suggests that "Everton fear" the 25 year-old could miss the remainder of the month if he has suffered a grade two muscle tear, which rumours on Merseyside suggest is the case.
Mirallas has pulled out of Belgium's squad for their friendly this week after limping out of Saturday's win over Sunderland gingerly holding the hamstring in his left leg.
It's the second home game running where the ex-Olympiacos man has had to leave the game before half time — an ankle injury following an ugly stamp by Luis Suarez forced him off against Liverpool last month but he recovered in time to play at Fulham six days later.
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471 Posted 13/11/2012 at 23:19:42
477 Posted 13/11/2012 at 23:41:43
478 Posted 13/11/2012 at 23:40:01
480 Posted 13/11/2012 at 23:48:23
482 Posted 14/11/2012 at 00:03:31
If that was me, I would've been well pissed off.
492 Posted 14/11/2012 at 02:50:14
499 Posted 14/11/2012 at 06:24:24
511 Posted 14/11/2012 at 08:13:15
We have Naismith (who I think will get better), Coleman (who is looking improved in his forward play) and possibly Oviedo (who could always play on the left and move pienaar to the right). There's also Gueye and Mcaleny from the youth teams.
A season or so ago it was really just Coleman or either Anichebe or Osman playing out of position.
Of course none of these options look as good as Mirallas but that is a testament to how well he has been playing. Hopefully he's back before the Arse.
513 Posted 14/11/2012 at 08:22:42
518 Posted 14/11/2012 at 08:49:54
519 Posted 14/11/2012 at 08:50:12
523 Posted 14/11/2012 at 09:09:30
527 Posted 14/11/2012 at 10:04:39
This would be my choice...I doubt it'll be Moyes'
542 Posted 14/11/2012 at 12:41:30
Oviedo is unknown as he has not been fully tested. The same goes for Duffy and Hitzlsperger. Gueye is not good enough and Junior has disappeared from the running??
At present we have Hibbert, Anichebe and Gibson injured and no-one yet knows the full extent of Mirallas injury. We have been extremely lucky with Baines and who knows what is in Fellaini's mind what with all the speculation about him? We also have Neville and Distin rapidly approaching the end of their Premier League careers... maybe another season at most!!
Our youngsters are not really pushing their claims so it's a cheque-book move that is needed if Europe is indeed the goal.
560 Posted 14/11/2012 at 14:40:58
We must invest in another wide player in January. I think one of the reasons Spurs lost fourth place last year, was because they allowed their reserve wide players to leave, and then played central midfield places wide and ruined their shape. Donovan would be the ideal signing, but I'd to see a right sided player come in on loan, who can offer a bigger threat than out of position Naismith/Anichebe/Osman (After a central midfielder as a priority)
Really hoping Mirallas is back for Norwich, but he must be back for the Arsenal game. They are playing artificially bad at the moment, and we need to create a bunker between us and them, before we get our bad run of fixtures (and Arsenal's and Spurs' improve markedly). The home game against Arsenal is one we cannot afford to lose... So let's get back Mirallas back, and hope Fellaini can avoid a yellow (I'm just waiting for him to be booked...I thought it was going to happen after the Rose challenge this weekend).
561 Posted 14/11/2012 at 14:51:02
Everton striker Kevin Mirallas is likely to return to action within 10 days after scans revealed a hamstring injury was not as bad as first feared.
Can't really ask for better than that.
569 Posted 14/11/2012 at 15:36:47
592 Posted 14/11/2012 at 18:12:41
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