The Costa Rican international made a remarkably swift return to the gym after undergoing surgery to pin his tibia and fibula that he broke during the FA Cup fourth round win at Stevenage in January.
But his hopes of making a miraculous recovery in time to play for his country in the World Cup Finals proved too ambitious and he was forced to slow the pace of his rehabilitation this summer.
"Bryan will need a bit more individual work before he gets fully fit and probably the end of September is when we expect him to be ready," Martinez said in a press briefing at Finch Farm this morning.
The manager also provided updates on Darron Gibson and Arouna Kone, with the Irish international back in full training and the Ivorian expected back at the club's training facility shortly. Kone has been dividing his time between Finch Farm and a rehabilitation centre in Belgium this summer as he bids to put last season's injury nightmare behind him.
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1 Posted 11/07/2014 at 12:34:04
6 Posted 11/07/2014 at 13:26:28
14 Posted 11/07/2014 at 16:01:19
Adding to our loss of Deulofeu and very probably Lukaku, we also got rid of Gueye and Vellios who were both in our first team squad.
17 Posted 11/07/2014 at 17:27:31
So whenever he next pulls on "The Royal Blue Jersey" and runs out at "GodÂs Acre", IÂll be bloody delighted !
And IÂm deeply sorry that despite best efforts all around that he didnÂt make the Costa Rica squad for the World Cup Final Tournament, who knows if his home nation will qualify again during BryanÂs playing career ?
Costa Rica proved that England have no excuses for continually failing. IÂd have loved Bryan to have been part of that, just for him & his country.
Maybe, heÂll have to make do with being the Everton fans Player of the 2014-2015 season, I for one wouldnÂt be deeply disappointed for Bryan or Everton.
He knows how to find the net at OT....
18 Posted 11/07/2014 at 19:26:32
19 Posted 11/07/2014 at 20:53:24
Surely this puts his early gymnastic efforts in sharp relief, even suggesting to cynics like me that perhaps it was a little foolhardy subjecting his body to the stresses of working out at such an early stage in his recovery. Perhaps that was a little premature? Certainly our resident sports fitness contributors may be able to enlighten me on that score.
And as for all the hype and hoopla that surrounding the original Tweet... Personally IÂd much rather not be misled by such nonsense.
20 Posted 11/07/2014 at 21:07:50
21 Posted 11/07/2014 at 21:09:49
Those sinews can atrophy (shrivel) very quickly when not used, and rebuilding them can be a long, slow process. Again just guessing here, but IÂd speculate that when the bones were confirmed healed and O-Baby was told he could start putting weight on the leg, he found that his calf muscles were nowhere near ready.
22 Posted 11/07/2014 at 22:06:16
Total PR bollocks, we were stupid I guess to believe that medical technology had advanced to such an extent that a double leg break could heal completely within just 4 months!
23 Posted 12/07/2014 at 01:31:15
Gibson has a great range of passing, Kone owes us goals and Oviedo has many talents. All good in my eyes.
24 Posted 12/07/2014 at 13:07:41
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