The 24-year-old will remain on Merseyside during the international break and will miss his country's friendlies against Oman and South Korea.
Oviedo made his long-awaited return to the first team in the Capital One Cup against Swansea two weeks ago and played almost half an hour at Old Trafford on Sunday, coming very close to scoring a dramatic injury-time equaliser.
It was his first Premier League league action since January.
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1 Posted 07/10/2014 at 16:07:05
At least he will only be out for 2-3 weeks. Stones is seeing an ankle specialist, I think it's too early to tell yet due to all the swelling. On the Distin front, he's carrying a knock Â– no conspiracy theory there at all.
2 Posted 07/10/2014 at 16:12:04
3 Posted 07/10/2014 at 16:22:14
4 Posted 07/10/2014 at 16:27:40
5 Posted 07/10/2014 at 16:29:10
Distin's carrying a knock? Maybe it was too heavy and he's done his back in then.
Great news to see Oviedo back on a football pitch and looking as good as ever, I'd seriously think of starting him on the flank to be honest just in front of Baines. He'd offer a damn sight more than McGeady or any of the other currently fit wide men does and you know he's going to track back as well.
Stones... I think we already know we're looking at mid-November if we're lucky or possibly two or three months if we're unlucky, which we usually are.
6 Posted 07/10/2014 at 16:46:41
7 Posted 07/10/2014 at 16:46:34
8 Posted 07/10/2014 at 16:59:11
As for Oviedo's screw removal, I would have thought this is common practice after such surgery.
9 Posted 07/10/2014 at 17:24:16
10 Posted 07/10/2014 at 17:06:09
When prompted to say something positive about the new regime, he said things were still the same.The only change was the football style. A good spirit is guaranteed with blokes like Ossie, Hibbo and Bainsey around.
Always one of my favourites, I hope he has more to give. We'll see.
11 Posted 07/10/2014 at 17:36:07
Well that’s my tuppence worth. IMO Roberto, grow some and stop stroking egos!
12 Posted 07/10/2014 at 18:00:19
14 Posted 07/10/2014 at 18:35:58
15 Posted 07/10/2014 at 18:44:38
16 Posted 07/10/2014 at 19:00:39
17 Posted 07/10/2014 at 19:16:15
18 Posted 07/10/2014 at 19:41:18
19 Posted 07/10/2014 at 19:58:43
20 Posted 07/10/2014 at 20:23:32
21 Posted 07/10/2014 at 20:21:12
When he smashed his leg, I wasn't surprised; just resigned to the fact that it seemed to sum up our luck, or lack of it.
Other clubs have injuries of course but we do seem cursed somehow. Our smaller squad and lack of cover of a similar level also means we are hit harder. Having to do without Mirallas, Barkley, Pienaar, Stones, Oviedo and Coleman at various times already this season has curbed some of my enthusiasm. I hope the players are not affected in the same way.
22 Posted 07/10/2014 at 20:59:44
I might be reading too much into it but if I was a player at a club for years and a manager who had been there twelve months was getting a big fuck off picture of himself down the side of one of the stands, it would make me think... I think I would genuinely lose respect for him and would definitely question his ego.
I never heard the interview, Harold, but can recall Distin really praising Martinez, half way through last season. Something has changed his opinion, then... but, if it's true, I hope that Sylvan hasn't played his last game for the club. I remember him getting slaughtered on MotD, after a horrible performance against Man Utd at Goodison. I thought that would be the end of him, but he earned my respect the way he bounced back from it to become one of our most consistent performers.
Either the three seasoned pros at the back are not happy with Roberto's tactics, or maybe just worried about the changing of the guard. But this is the area where we really need to improve; if Stones is going to be out for a while, then we really need this sorting out!
23 Posted 07/10/2014 at 21:34:11
He was only missing for a couple of weeks... incidentally... he was still shit!
24 Posted 07/10/2014 at 21:59:56
25 Posted 07/10/2014 at 22:54:47
27 Posted 08/10/2014 at 18:16:23
28 Posted 08/10/2014 at 18:21:47
If the stories of Distin sulking and staying away from training because he got criticised for his showing at Swansea are true, then he deserves it because he was rubbish Â– and has been all season. A few more need telling if you ask me.
29 Posted 08/10/2014 at 19:03:30
30 Posted 08/10/2014 at 19:20:56
On the point regarding Distin, he is out of contract in the summer and is not really likely to get that renewed. He has been an excellent player for us, a massive signing. But its fair to say that I would prefer for him to bow out on a relative high, than play another year when he seems to be struggling with the current system.
But, with the current state of affairs, it leaves me scratching my head on the sale of Shane Duffy. He seemed to be on the right track, having served his time coming through our youth ranks and spending time out on loan. With only three recognised centre-halves at the club (I personally don't recognise Alcaraz at all), it was a baffling decision. Especially considering the age of Distin, and knowing John Stones was not a regular. Duffy would not have been a starter, but definitely a good player to have around with one centre-half injured.
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