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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1 Posted 30/04/2015 at 10:45:02
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.
2 Posted 30/04/2015 at 11:12:33
HeÂs 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.
3 Posted 30/04/2015 at 13:39:48
What is Roberto talking about?
His form in training?
What ever next?
4 Posted 30/04/2015 at 15:10:16
5 Posted 30/04/2015 at 15:31:13
6 Posted 30/04/2015 at 15:50:55
7 Posted 30/04/2015 at 16:27:23
8 Posted 30/04/2015 at 16:38:35
Remember how well Dellboy was playing until his injury and now he canÂt 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 havenÂt been missed such as Alcaraz and Kone but Pienaar could have really helped them out this season if injury free.
9 Posted 30/04/2015 at 16:58:12
10 Posted 30/04/2015 at 17:28:55
11 Posted 30/04/2015 at 17:44:18
Looking forward to him being fit for the new season (like a new signing almost!)
12 Posted 30/04/2015 at 19:12:19
With Garbutt in the wings (hopefully heÂll sign a new contract), Bryan may well find himself 3rd choice LB.
13 Posted 30/04/2015 at 19:46:38
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16 Posted 30/04/2015 at 20:55:09
17 Posted 30/04/2015 at 20:35:35
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(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.
ThereÂs only 149 people ever managed it, Ross. My moneyÂs 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.
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18 Posted 30/04/2015 at 21:20:26
19 Posted 30/04/2015 at 21:25:59
I am often reminded of best forgotten events from 60 frigging years ago.
20 Posted 30/04/2015 at 21:35:39
21 Posted 30/04/2015 at 21:38:11
23 Posted 30/04/2015 at 22:30:59
25 Posted 30/04/2015 at 22:46:29
26 Posted 01/05/2015 at 15:55:14
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.
27 Posted 01/05/2015 at 17:10:04
28 Posted 01/05/2015 at 17:38:35
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