The Belgian forward went down after being caught heavily on his standing foot during the 2-2 draw with Watford and Goodison Park held its collective breath as he writhed on the turf in agony.
Mirallas returned to his feet after receiving treatment, however, and came back on to play on for a few minutes before being withdrawn as a precaution by his manager.
“Hopefully it’s not going to be anything too serious, but it was quite painful at that point,” Martinez said after the match.
Fears of ligament damage were allayed by the fact that he was able to run on the ankle and he will undergo further assessment at Finch Farm.
Team-mate Brendan Galloway was also left prone by a poor tackle in the first half that earned Troy Deeney a yellow card but the young defender was able to continue.
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1 Posted 08/08/2015 at 18:40:58
2 Posted 08/08/2015 at 19:25:54
Lets hope its not too serious.
4 Posted 08/08/2015 at 23:41:49
5 Posted 09/08/2015 at 01:07:19
6 Posted 09/08/2015 at 02:52:46
Sounds strange but when he was writhing around I figured it wasn't that bad. Players tend to do that through pain and shock - when there's an instant serious injury I think our instinct to stay still kicks in.
7 Posted 09/08/2015 at 04:10:34
8 Posted 09/08/2015 at 07:32:29
Deeney should've seen a straight red, ref bottled it on that one.
Notice none of the rags mention these incidents in their match reports.
9 Posted 09/08/2015 at 08:27:19
Wrote a match report on the Watford game on my new blog if anyone wants to take a look - http://toffeetriangle.wordpress.com
tl;dr - Everton played one half and only threatened after changing formation and Kone came on.
10 Posted 09/08/2015 at 13:15:42
11 Posted 09/08/2015 at 13:29:18
12 Posted 10/08/2015 at 10:40:16
Yes, we can be accused of Blue tinted specs, but seriously did anyone see any really bad, late or sly challenges from Everton players? You have to praise the energy, effort and enthusiasm from Watford in the first half that we couldn't live with, but these incidents were clearly overstepping the mark and not dealt with.
Rules supposedly to eradicate such poor challenges from the game yet we could easily have had two broken ankles and a fractured cheekbone from the above incidents.
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