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Oviedo's injury curse strikes again

by | 30/04/2015  Comments (25)  jump
Bryan Oviedo's latest comeback from injury has been aborted after he suffered a foot fracture in training this week that will likely keep him out until late July.

The Costa Rican international had expected to play a part in this evening's mini-derby against Liverpool U21s following more than two months on the sidelines with a torn hamstring but a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot means that he won't play again this season.

"Bryan Oviedo had a very unfortunate injury in training this week. He has fractured his fifth metatarsal," manager Roberto Martinez explained at his press conference ahead of the first team's trip to Aston Villa on Saturday.

"It was a very unfortunate action on his own. He rolled his ankle. He knew straight away he'd done something bad. As a player you know.

"Mentally, he's a great example to anyone during the worst period of your career when you have to handle injuries.

"Bryan should be back for the end of pre-season. Hopefully this is the last chapter of bad luck for him."

Oviedo missed half of last season and the 2014 World Cup when he suffered a compound fracture of his leg playing for the Blues in an FA Cup Fourth Round tie at Stevenage and this season's injury problems have restricted him to just 11 appearances in all competitions.  

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Denis Richardson
1 Posted 30/04/2015 at 10:45:02
Broken his foot, thatÂ’s really bad luck. Only Â’brightÂ’ side is that the season is over and he has 2 months to recover and be fit for pre season in July.

With Baines fit it was doubtful either Oviedo or Garbutt would get any first team action anyway. One less unhappy player for Martinez to worry about.

Nick Entwistle
2 Posted 30/04/2015 at 11:12:33
Who ever trusts any manager to bring a player back at the right time from a hamstring injury? At least with a broken metatarsal the hammy will be ok come August.

HeÂ’s perfect to partner Baines on the left whether of not Pienaar is back to fitness. And would, given his limited play during his time here, really be like a new signing when given deserved starts.

Eddie Dunn
3 Posted 30/04/2015 at 13:39:48
"He was in a great moment of form and looking forward to getting back into the squad and finishing the season playing," added Martinez.
What is Roberto talking about?
His form in training?
What ever next?
Trevor Lynes
4 Posted 30/04/2015 at 15:10:16
Oviedo showed lots of promise in the games he played for us and has been very unlucky. Let's hope that his recovery is successful and swift, the lad deserves a change of fortunes.
Mike Childs
5 Posted 30/04/2015 at 15:31:13
HeÂ’s got to get healthy for next year as it appears from all the silence on the contract front that Luke Garbutt is leaving.
Oscar Huglin
6 Posted 30/04/2015 at 15:50:55
Gutted for the guy. Get back playing soon, Bryan.
Patrick Murphy
7 Posted 30/04/2015 at 16:27:23
Whilst it is very sad that Bryan has succumbed to another injury, he will in time recover to play once again, and to put things into perspective Belgium footballer Gregory Mertens has died following his collapse in a reserve game three days ago. Mertens the 24-year-old Lokeren player was given CPR but died today in hospital. Very sad news for his family and friends and IÂ’m sure all Blues will send their condolences to them all.
Tom Bowers
8 Posted 30/04/2015 at 16:38:35
I feel for the lad especially when it seemed he had the talent to stake a claim for a regular place. However, much like some other players we have had over the seasons, he has become a sick note candidate it seems.

Remember how well Dellboy was playing until his injury and now he canÂ’t get a regular start with Seville? And of course Gibbo who was also playing well until his series of injuries.
Everton have others continually injured who havenÂ’t been missed such as Alcaraz and Kone but Pienaar could have really helped them out this season if injury free.

Max Wilson
9 Posted 30/04/2015 at 16:58:12
Bryan has to be one of our most popular players. Why? When heÂ’s fit heÂ’s a hard worker who gives everything and he often shows incredible skill and ingenuity. I havenÂ’t met any Everton follower who doesnÂ’t rate him. LetÂ’s hope next season brings him better luck.
Ajay Gopal
10 Posted 30/04/2015 at 17:28:55
Bad luck, Bryan.
Paul Ellam
11 Posted 30/04/2015 at 17:44:18
Feel bad for the lad, but he will have his good times at this club so he should stay positive.

Looking forward to him being fit for the new season (like a new signing almost!)

Colin Glassar
12 Posted 30/04/2015 at 19:12:19
I really like Oviedo but heÂ’s quickly becoming another Gibson. Honestly, if heÂ’s going to keep on breaking down, then I think we canÂ’t be sentimental and will have to move him on.

With Garbutt in the wings (hopefully heÂ’ll sign a new contract), Bryan may well find himself 3rd choice LB.

Gavin Johnson
13 Posted 30/04/2015 at 19:46:38
The lad seems to have no luck at all with injuries. Hope he has a good summer and regains a sustained level of fitness next season.
Ross Edwards
15 Posted 30/04/2015 at 20:16:27
Feel sorry for Oviedo and his terrible luck over injuries. I remember that goal at Old Trafford like it was yesterday, what a moment.
Jamie Crowley
16 Posted 30/04/2015 at 20:55:09
Have Bryan and Gibbo been drinking from the same fountain?
John Daley
17 Posted 30/04/2015 at 20:35:35
"I remember that goal at Old Trafford like it was yesterday".

To earn the title Grand Master of Memory, applicants must demonstrate that they can:

(1) Memorise 1,000 random digits in an hour

(2) Memorise the order of 10 decks of cards in an hour.

(3) Memorise the order of one deck of cards in under two minutes.

ThereÂ’s only 149 people ever managed it, Ross. My moneyÂ’s on you making it 150, after witnessing your miraculous Flex Mentallo feat of memorising a famous and long awaited away goal against Man Utd and still being able to recall it a whole sixteen months later.

Superb, son.

Remember your birds birthday this year and theyÂ’ll be begging you to join before long.

Paul Holmes
18 Posted 30/04/2015 at 21:20:26
Make no mistake, when heÂ’s fit again for next season, Oviedo will be Everton's best left back!
Dick Fearon
19 Posted 30/04/2015 at 21:25:59
My wife must be a grand master of memory.

I am often reminded of best forgotten events from 60 frigging years ago.

Ross Edwards
20 Posted 30/04/2015 at 21:35:39
I meant in a metaphorical sense, John.
Ross Edwards
21 Posted 30/04/2015 at 21:38:11
Although I recall the goal clearly. McCarthy gave it to Rom who pulled it across goal and Oviedo was totally unmarked to put it away.
Dominic Tonge
23 Posted 30/04/2015 at 22:30:59
To be fair, the lad is injured as often as Gibson, and is standing in Garbutt's way. For me, moving him on would not be a problem.
Darryl Ritchie
25 Posted 30/04/2015 at 22:46:29
Ajay – When I read your post, the mental picture of those gents jumping up and down on Brian Baby's foot on the training ground, popped into my head. Had to laugh.
Justin Harvey
26 Posted 01/05/2015 at 15:55:14
Feel bad for Bryan, I did my fifth metatarsal in september and, although I didnÂ’t have the same level of care as Bryan will receive, it's a real pain in the ass of an injury; it took about 4 months before it felt right again.

I personally think we should be looking to play him on the left side of midfield rather than backup left-back; looking at who we may or may not be bringing in over the summe, it's a position in which we are lacking.

Mick Wrende
27 Posted 01/05/2015 at 17:10:04
The problem is he will miss pre-season training so will spend a long time getting match fit. We had Garbutt and Baines anyway so he is likely to be third-choice left-back and, if we want a really good team, he lacks the class for midfield. Shame as he seems a nice guy.
Tony Hill
28 Posted 01/05/2015 at 17:38:35
Well heÂ’s obviously not going anywhere in the summer and at 25 he still has much to offer. I would like him to stay and I think he could yet be an asset. His broken leg was a horrible injury but was a freak event and had nothing to do with being injury prone. Let him get fit again and then see how he goes.

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