Mirallas knock not thought to be serious

by | 08/08/2015  11 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton will assess Kevin Mirallas's ankle over the next 48 hours but Roberto Martinez has indicated that the injury does not appear to be a bad one.

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returned to his feet after receiving treatment, however, and came back on to play on for a few minutes before being withdrawn as a precaution by his manager.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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Steve Cotton
1 Posted 08/08/2015 at 18:40:58
Both tackles should have seen red! So why is first game of the season seen as an opportunity to be more lenient?
Jay Harris
2 Posted 08/08/2015 at 19:25:54
It certainly looked like ankle ligaments to me.

Lets hope its not too serious.

Jack Cross
4 Posted 08/08/2015 at 23:41:49
I thought he broke a bone. Bad tackle. Should have been red card.
Jim Jennings
5 Posted 09/08/2015 at 01:07:19
Agree Steve. Deeney off the ground and in with two feet. Galloway is a lucky boy. Mirallas might not be so lucky. He might be the pantomime villain for some blues but he's our only real goal threat from midfield and we can't afford to have him out injured for long
Ernie Baywood
6 Posted 09/08/2015 at 02:52:46
Really bad challenge and a lucky escape for Kev regardless of the outcome. He's certainly going to be sore but that could have been horrendous.

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.

Craig Fletcher
7 Posted 09/08/2015 at 04:10:34
To be fair the incident involving Miralles was an accident, but Deeney's tackle on Galloway was malicious and he should have seen red.

Martin Faulkner
8 Posted 09/08/2015 at 07:32:29
Clumsy at best but still deserving a yellow,
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.
James Wong
9 Posted 09/08/2015 at 08:27:19
Mirallas and Galloway both going off after taking dodgy tackles... Watford definitely tried to intimidate us.

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.

Mike Childs
10 Posted 09/08/2015 at 13:15:42
The saddest part of it all was Coleman's yellow for a clean tackle. Mike Jones the ref not the great TW'er has been as cruel to us any ref in the EPL. it's our own fault as our too good captain never takes them to task. As much as we need a new board and a new manager, a new captain with a nasty streak would do wonders.
Sean Dullard
11 Posted 09/08/2015 at 13:29:18
Where re the 3 new signings? Are we close to any? Anyone know?!
Mark Pendleton
12 Posted 10/08/2015 at 10:40:16
Coleman's yellow for a clean tackle infuriated me in conjunction with Deeney escaping a red for the Galloway lunge, Behrami escaping any punishment at all for the late over the top challenge on Mirallas and also no punishment for the elbow dealt to Oviedo by Nyom.

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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