The defender was substituted just four minutes into the second half of Everton's 2-1 win over Reading after picking up a knock but his manager said the decision was merely a precaution.
“He had a little bit of a knock in his right knee and we couldn't take any risks," Martinez said after the game.
“He will be assessed over the next 48 hours but I don't expect it to be anything too serious.”
Stones has six days in which to recover if he is to make the next match with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Monday evening.
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3 Posted 23/09/2015 at 09:47:38
4 Posted 23/09/2015 at 11:01:33
Who else thinks we have seen him play his last match for us?
And yes I am joking just in case...there are some who think it's a serious post.
5 Posted 23/09/2015 at 11:37:21
6 Posted 23/09/2015 at 16:31:35
7 Posted 23/09/2015 at 17:54:36
I'm more comfortable with Stones sitting out vs West Brom than I would be against any other team in the league, to be honest. West Brom don't have much attack, very few goals in them, so this would be the ideal time for Funes Mori to play, then get Stones back in for the derby.
8 Posted 24/09/2015 at 12:24:56
Pienaar has completely disappeared again, Gibson was supposed to be fit enough to play some part on Tuesday but didn't leave the bench.
Will be very interesting to see what happens when Baines is fit again? Echoes of the Tim Howard / Robles situation last season perhaps? Robles deserved to stay in the side but was dropped as soon as Howard (who, to be fair, has re-discovered his focus and raised his performance levels this season so far) regained fitness. Galloway might have made the LB spot his own by November when Leighton is back, so what does RM do then...?
9 Posted 25/09/2015 at 11:39:17
Good to see Osman back. He brought some good touches and ball retention to a nervy midfield often trying too much one touch / ricochet football with our strikers. He's a crucial player to have, given Cleverley is out. He's also a goal-scoring midfielder which is something we are crying out for with only Barkley likely to contribute in that department.
But the Pienaar and Oviedo injuries are puzzling. It feels an age since either got any game time. Is Pienaar going to retire?
10 Posted 25/09/2015 at 14:54:02
12 Posted 25/09/2015 at 15:28:30
"Tony Hibbert will be on the grass after the international break, as will Steven Pienaar."
It's no wonder the camp is so laid back and happy most of the time if the managers quote about Hibbo and Peanuts is to be taken literally.
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