The 20-year-old was due to undergo further scans on his medial ligament tear today and, while Martinez did not divulge whether they had been postponed, he did say that the star faces a minimum of a further seven weeks on the sidelines.
The manager did reveal that both Seamus Coleman and Darron Gibson are expected to be in contention for Saturday's match against Arsenal at Goodison Park, though.
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1 Posted 21/08/2014 at 13:39:35
I was hoping that it was this week because, if it was, I reckon he could be back sooner than we think.
2 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:26:09
What happened to the old days, He has damaged his knee ligaments, will be out 6 weeks, full stop end of matter.
I love Roberto as a manager but find some of the things he says about injuries and players performances a bit perplexing to say the least.
The Paderborn result was a great comment, 'at least the players learned how to train on the opponents pitch the night before the match which will stand them in good stead for the Europa League'. No comment on how shite we were.
3 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:23:44
I fear the worst for Ross. We have tended to be hopelessly over optimistic on the more serious injuries. Gibson was supposed to play again last season and Kone and Oviedo were certainly expected to be fit for the start of this season- but they are still on the injured list. My hunch is that we will be lucky to have Ross match fit much before the end of the year. Hope I'm wrong.
4 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:44:17
I’m a fan of Roberto but some of his interviews are getting tiring and he’s fast becoming the little boy crying wolf. Very shortly I will stop believing him or just won’t listen.
5 Posted 21/08/2014 at 14:59:36
6 Posted 21/08/2014 at 15:19:46
7 Posted 22/08/2014 at 22:02:44
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