The Belgian pulled up in pain during last month's Merseyside derby at Anfield and had to be stretchered away from the pitch, with the expectation that he would be out of action for a minimum of three months.
Roberto Martinez told reporters at his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to Burnley that the club should have a good idea of when the forward is likely to return to action after the November international break.
The manager also suggested that while Bryan Oviedo and Arouna Kone aren't fit enough to be considered for the trip to Turf Moor, he expects them to be in contention for the home game against Swansea City next weekend.
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1 Posted 25/10/2014 at 00:17:54
2 Posted 25/10/2014 at 00:28:09
3 Posted 25/10/2014 at 06:35:10
4 Posted 25/10/2014 at 11:43:30
Things are beginning to look healthier now with only Mirallas and Stones having medium term injuries and I've noticed some really good players unable to make the bench at Villa which was a first this season.
5 Posted 25/10/2014 at 12:09:43
6 Posted 25/10/2014 at 13:34:10
7 Posted 25/10/2014 at 15:29:42
He is electric, he has power, he has goals, he can assist, he can win a game on his own and he frightens defenders.
I think along with Coleman he is our most important player as unlike the rest with the current squad we have got, most can be replaced but not those two. I know Barkley is a unique talent but what we lost with Barkley we gained with more goals from Naismith even though obviously not in the same class and still a great loss.
8 Posted 25/10/2014 at 15:47:07
Also, I'm pleased to hear Oviedo and Kone are knocking at the door. Great stuff.
9 Posted 26/10/2014 at 19:40:12
Firstly what makes you think his work-rate will not improve while learning from someone like Eto'o who clearly has a superb attitude? Was his work-rate poor last season?
Secondly, are you aware he is carrying a toe injury and has been all season as far as I can fathom?
11 Posted 27/10/2014 at 10:37:23
12 Posted 28/10/2014 at 08:42:34
13 Posted 28/10/2014 at 08:51:54
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