The club's captain suffered medial knee ligament damage in the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal and had to be withdrawn early in the second half.
Roberto Martinez admitted after the match that he suspected Jagielka had sustained "damage to the structure of the knee" in an innocuous looking block tackle in his own area.
The manager said, however, that his skipper's injury is not as complicated as it could he have been and that he doesn't expect him to be sidelined for longer that "eight to nine weeks."
“The medial ligament is affected and it’s an injury that is quite straightforward," he said. “It’s hard to tell [how long he will out]. The medial ligament depends on what area there is damage to determine how quickly you can recover.
“At the moment we are going to make sure he gets the right course of treatment. I wouldn’t expect anything longer than eight to nine weeks.”
“There is no other damage to the meniscus or the cartilage. The cruciates [ligaments] are very strong.
“After the game, we expected the worst especially the way the injury happened and rotating the knee - it could have been anything.”
Jagielka was deputised to impressive effect by Ramiro Funes Mori who, as a left-sided centre half, was able to slot in seamlessly to the defence alongside John Stones and ensure that no further goals were scored by the Gunnerson what was ultimately a disappointing afternoon for the Blues.
While the injury is a blow, Martinez has further cover over the next couple of months in the form of Tyias Browning, Brendan Galloway and even Gareth Barry.
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1 Posted 26/10/2015 at 12:34:52
2 Posted 26/10/2015 at 13:16:46
3 Posted 26/10/2015 at 14:36:29
4 Posted 26/10/2015 at 14:39:28
5 Posted 26/10/2015 at 14:47:51
6 Posted 26/10/2015 at 14:48:46
7 Posted 26/10/2015 at 14:55:27
8 Posted 26/10/2015 at 15:04:47
9 Posted 26/10/2015 at 15:05:52
10 Posted 26/10/2015 at 15:14:51
11 Posted 26/10/2015 at 15:23:47
12 Posted 26/10/2015 at 15:27:33
13 Posted 26/10/2015 at 16:04:10
Mori's chance to step in, he's looked good when he's come on, you never know It might work in our favour.
Baines should be ready to come back too which will give us more experience, that frees up Galloway to be a replacement for Stones or Mori and there's Browning on the bench also.
14 Posted 26/10/2015 at 16:08:41
15 Posted 26/10/2015 at 16:35:05
16 Posted 26/10/2015 at 16:36:35
17 Posted 26/10/2015 at 16:36:35
18 Posted 26/10/2015 at 16:45:47
19 Posted 26/10/2015 at 17:04:20
I reckon he could get 'em motivated once he's fully comfortable and settled.
Are we on tv tomorrow? I thought we were but can't seem to find anything.
20 Posted 26/10/2015 at 17:10:12
21 Posted 26/10/2015 at 17:30:54
I don't think 45 minutes of any of those players would be any worse than the current incumbents. Baines especially as I feel Galloway is now feeling tired after so many games and the intensity he is not used to.
22 Posted 26/10/2015 at 17:38:37
23 Posted 26/10/2015 at 17:57:15
24 Posted 26/10/2015 at 18:08:03
Maybe Funes Mori, will improve us in the air, but we have had problems in this department for as long as I can remember, and until we change the keeper, I don't think anything will change.
25 Posted 26/10/2015 at 18:19:13
Against Arsenal we couldn't win the ball in the air, Stones as well as Jags... and Jags was getting bullied pulled all over the place by Giroud.
Howard was shocking he couldn't catch a cold nevermind catch the ball Ă˘â‚¬â€ť he done it once in 90 mins and got the biggest cheer all game. He is robbing us blind... even 89 min 2-1 down he took for ever to kick the ball and ended up kicking it out of play. Get a keeper who the back 4 feel confident with, like what Arsenal have done Ă˘â‚¬â€ť it's all in there heads.
26 Posted 26/10/2015 at 18:55:20
Jagielka has been struggling lately. The side actually looked much better IMHO after Funes Mori came in.
In addition, Coleman seems to be returning to form after a disasterous first game back.
I expect the defense to look much better over the next few weeks barring any further injury.
27 Posted 26/10/2015 at 19:07:54
If Jags had done that on an Arsenal player, Wenger would have gone crazy.
28 Posted 26/10/2015 at 19:33:51
29 Posted 26/10/2015 at 19:42:34
A settled back 4 is important, even if Mori, Browning, and Galloway have been a silver lining.
31 Posted 26/10/2015 at 20:28:57
If we lose another, we may really be throwing Galloway or Browning into the fire but I have a feeling they will cope okay and, as another said, they couldn't be much worse than Distin and Alcaraz last season.
Funes Mori and Stones could well grow into our strongest CB pairing in a year or two's time (I know!) and them getting game time together may be a blessing in disguise.
32 Posted 26/10/2015 at 20:31:50
33 Posted 26/10/2015 at 20:55:49
I think his greatest strength as he has got older is his reading of the threat coming forward, and over the next couple of months this could be the biggest weakness with what will be a very young and inexperienced back four, and with a goalkeeper with shattered confidence behind them. Come back quick Bainesy!
34 Posted 26/10/2015 at 20:59:34
I think it'll be either Barry or Howard. But I like neither choice for a variety of unimportant reasons.
I'd like to see one of our younger players, whom we are building our future around, get the responsibility and step up to the plate and "learn to lead".
McCarthy or Barkley for me. I'd edge McCarthy for one personal reason. Jags, before the game in the tunnel, looks as if he's about to go to a Girl Scout convention. He just screams "friendly ninny." I think McCarthy would have the tunnel looking like a bar fight at closing time. I'd love to see that. Everton players ready to eat their own liver for 3 points and ready to throw down before they even take the pitch.
A man can dream...
36 Posted 26/10/2015 at 22:08:44
37 Posted 26/10/2015 at 23:19:04
For tomorrow's game, I'd like to see Browning at right back and, if we're a couple of goals up by half-time, I'd take Stones off and move Browning into that position and bring on Pennington at right back for the second half.
38 Posted 27/10/2015 at 01:42:55
I'd go for Lukaku or Stonesy as my pick but would maybe guess Cleverley as Roberto's choice.
39 Posted 27/10/2015 at 03:00:53
40 Posted 27/10/2015 at 04:31:50
If Baines was fit and playing I think it would be an automatic choice; but he's not.
In my opinion the candidates are:
Stones: A natural leader but probably just too young and has the 'want away' issue still in the background.
Barkley: Still unpredictable and does not need extra responsibility.
Lukaku: No he just wouldn't...
Coleman: Not captain material.
Barry: A good choice but he's in his penultimate season I would guess and not a good choice for the future if you want to breed a new captain.
McCarthy: I just don't see a leader here.
Howard: Same as Barry but unfortunately the logical [RM] choice
The rest are too young or too new to be considered so; lets just wait and see what RM has as a surprise for us.
42 Posted 27/10/2015 at 05:43:54
1) To bolster Tim's confidence
2) To show the world that, at least he, still believes him to
be crucial to the success of the club.
It may work...probably not, though.
I'd like to see the armband given to McCarthy. Might be the spark to drive his game to a next level.
44 Posted 27/10/2015 at 19:20:34
45 Posted 28/10/2015 at 00:32:34
This guy is our captain, show him respect as he earns it on a weekly basis.
46 Posted 29/10/2015 at 07:09:14
While the other back-ups are kids (Galloway and Browning), they are getting match fitness and experience, which should stand them in good stead should we need further back-up (beyond Barry).
The most immediate captain is Barry, but I'd like to see McCarthy given a chance. Barry will provide leadership no matter what. As a veteran, he will continue to lead (armband or not), but it'll be good to give another player the chance to step it up.
Our conquering 84-85 team had leaders throughout (Gray, Reid) who were veterans but didn't need the armband to do so.
In 1987, we had Paul Power and Dave Watson, the captains of Man City and Norwich added to the team.
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