Oviedo to have scan on injured hamstring

by | 03/11/2015  27 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton will discover the extent of Bryan Oviedo's hamstring injury when the player undergoes a scan today.

The Costa Rican fullback had to be substituted after 25 minutes of Sunday's win over Sunderland after suffering the soft-tissue problem, the latest impediment to him getting back to full fitness and an extended run in the team since he suffered a double leg-break in January last year.

Oviedo initially made rapid progress in his rehabilitation from the horror injury but just missed out on representing his country at the World Cup in Brazil.

Since completing his recovery, however, he has now sustained two hamstring injuries and a metatarsal fracture that have meant he has been in and out of the side over the past year. While disappointed for the player because of this latest setback, his manager doesn't think it's a serious tear.

“It is a sad incident because of Bryan’s previous problems,” Roberto Martinez told evertontv. “He has been fighting to get fit after the horrific break that he had. It seems that when you come back from a long-term injury like that, the whole mechanics of your body suffer a little bit.

“Bryan has been picking up little injuries and niggles but he is such an incredibly driven individual that this will not stop him getting back onto the pitch.

“We are going to find out a bit more about the extent of the injury but we don’t feel it is anything too serious.”  


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Oliver Molloy
1 Posted 03/11/2015 at 15:24:18
I really have admired the guy's attitude ever since he signed for the club. He seems very level headed and grateful to be playing for Everton and I hope he can get over this latest injury setback.
Darryl Ritchie
2 Posted 03/11/2015 at 15:43:35
If Oviedo didn't have bad luck, he wouldn't have any luck at all. It looks like he is going to join our long list of chronically injured players.
Liam Reilly
3 Posted 03/11/2015 at 15:51:19
Darryl # 2 "going to join"?

I'd say he's been there for quite sometime. Shame for the lad as you can see what it means to him to be on the field.

But didn't he just play 120 mins in the League Cup and then start this game? You have to ask questions with that selection when he's just back from another injury.

Brent Stephens
4 Posted 03/11/2015 at 16:25:39
Is there anybody qualified (qualified) out there who can tell us whether playing 120 minutes midweek, with no hammy problems, is a risk to the hammy if then playing at the weekend? Qualified!
Tom Martin
5 Posted 03/11/2015 at 17:32:05
It would most definitely be high risk 120 mins after a long lay-off then into a Premier League match isn't ideal. I personally struggled coming back from injury and was advised to not over-do it until things gently stretch back. No matter how much or hard you train, games are always more stressful on the body.
Ray Roche
6 Posted 03/11/2015 at 17:40:22
Brent, playing 120 minutes midweek and then starting a Premier League game shortly afterwards, and this after recently regaining fitness following a long injury lay off, will almost certainly increase the chances of a pulled hamstring.

And I'm a qualified cabinet maker.

Brent Stephens
7 Posted 03/11/2015 at 17:52:52
Tom / Ray, thanks. It does make sense, to a layman like me.

But Ray, I assume you only know about joints?!

Des Farren
8 Posted 03/11/2015 at 18:28:14
What questions are they, Liam?
Colin Glassar
9 Posted 03/11/2015 at 18:39:58
I made the same observation as Tom, Dick and Harry have, he was rushed back too quickly. Roberto's always going on about being a physio and wot-not but he got this one seriously wrong.
Des Farren
10 Posted 03/11/2015 at 19:19:36
Colin, no disrespect but, last time I counted, Everton had 5 qualified physios on their books. You, on the other hand, have no such qualifications, and are er, slightly removed from the medical centre at Goodison.

Would you not just let them get on with it without commenting on something you know little about but they are paid handsomely to know, even if sometimes they may, collectively, get it wrong?

Eugene Kearney
11 Posted 03/11/2015 at 20:33:41
Fingers crossed that you get back to fitness soon, Bryan.

You deserve some good luck with getting back to full health now...

Harold Matthews
12 Posted 03/11/2015 at 22:45:29
Pulled muscle in second quick outing after a layoff. Quite common. I've experienced it a few times. Usually happens very early on. It even happens in horse racing where it is called "The bounce factor".

In short. Playing him against Sunderland was both ignorant and stupid. With Galloway fit and ready, someone should walk the plank for this one.

Jamie Crowley
13 Posted 03/11/2015 at 23:07:52
As a "BBB" (Bobby's Biggest Backer) I have to regretfully agree with Harold and Colin's common sense analysis.

This was a mistake when Galloway was more than ready to play.

Coming off a long layoff and a horrific injury, I don't see the sense of starting someone in a Prem game having played midweek.

"Ignorant and stupid" sums it up for me, qualified doctor / physio or not.

Ray Roche
14 Posted 04/11/2015 at 08:04:04
Brent#7.

Nice one. I also know about glue.


"Know about joints"....smoking or otherwise?

Alex Mullan
16 Posted 04/11/2015 at 10:46:15
Why is it when Oviedo gets injured there are always a load of sympathetic responses, 'get well soon', 'he's so unlucky', 'he works so hard', etc etc, but if it was Gibson/Kone it's a case of, 'he's made of glass!', 'sicknote', 'get him out now!'

I'm genuinely intrigued by the reasoning, not having a go. Is Bryan just a more likeable character? I guess he has a lot of sympathy after the horror leg break, but he's been living on that card ever since if you ask me. I'm beginning to think that he's not up to this level of fast paced football.

Obviously I hope the lad gets well soon and wish him all the best, but he is certainly treated differently.

Eugene Kearney
17 Posted 04/11/2015 at 13:24:45
Alex (#15),

I think the difference with Oviedo's injury is the fact that it was so horrific – a double fracture. He had just been elevated to cult status with his goal against Man Utd so that doubly-broken leg seemed all the more appalling.

What you say is true, though. Gibson has had a bad run of luck and even Pienaar recently. I think Kone got ridiculed more because he'd just arrived and was out for a year...

Steavey Buckley
18 Posted 04/11/2015 at 13:53:48
Bryan is estimated to be out of action for about 3 weeks. So with the international break coming up, hopefully, he won't miss too many games - Bryan is such a great person to have associated with Everton FC.
Ian McDowell
19 Posted 04/11/2015 at 16:54:14
Hopefully this isn't too bad but with Baines coming back, Galloway and Garbutt coming through, you have to wonder if he has a future at Everton.
Christy Ring
20 Posted 04/11/2015 at 16:57:50
I don't understand, after playing 120 minutes against Norwich in midweek in his latest comeback, why was he picked ahead of the rested Galloway, who has been our best defender?

I know he played well, but so did Robles?

Denis Richardson
21 Posted 04/11/2015 at 18:32:01
Don't want to bash the manager but you have to ask why the guy was in the starting line-up having just played 120 minutes midweek, coming back from injury. Galloway was more than capable of starting against Sunderland and I can't help but feel it was a really poor decision to start him.

He's injured again and it's a real shame; you'd have to question whether the club should offer him a contract extension in the summer if he doesn't manage a meaningful number of games this season.

We have an international break coming up so hopefully he's fit by end of November – although Baines will likely be fit soon so not sure how many chances Oviedo will get after that... A real shame for the guy, just can't seem to get a break.

Denis Richardson
22 Posted 04/11/2015 at 18:37:24
Alex 15 - re Gibson, now I'm no physio but I'm pretty sure drinking shitloads of grog is not condusive to being a top athlete.......nevermind crashing into petrol stations.


Colin Glassar
23 Posted 04/11/2015 at 18:40:57
Des, no offence taken. Like the majority on here I just don't understand why he wasn't rested against Sunderland. I thought Stones and Seamus would both be eased back in but Roberto obviously thinks differently.
Tony Abrahams
24 Posted 04/11/2015 at 19:46:18
Alex, I think it must have something to do with Oviedo's attitude. The way he reacted after his horrific injury, certainly impressed me. Most players would have been feeling sorry for themselves about missing a World Cup, but not this man. He was back in the gym right away, trying to get fit for the above tournament, even though he must have known deep down he had no chance of making it.

He also looks like he genuinely loves playing for Everton, so I wouldn't give up on someone with so much character so easily. Two years in January, he suffered an injury that would have finished a lot of players careers, right away, but this fella keeps on fighting. It's possibly why so many people want him to succeed.

Andrew James
25 Posted 05/11/2015 at 00:58:58
Poor from our coaching staff. Galloway should have been on from the start because unless Baines is fit, he's No 1. I like Oviedo but to play the guy twice in 5 days after long term lay off is asking for trouble.

Another moronic piece of decision making from our manager.

He's got a lot to prove in the next 2 months and if we're outside the top 6 by January, I say we think about a new manager...

There's a guy in Sociedad who could take over...

In all seriousness I would like Derby's manager

Kieran Fitzgerald
26 Posted 05/11/2015 at 12:08:44
Anyone know where Garbutt is at in terms of his injury?
Peter Gorman
27 Posted 05/11/2015 at 12:12:04
Playing regularly for Fulham unless I am mistaken, Kieran.
Tony J Williams
28 Posted 05/11/2015 at 12:33:16
He has been on the bench for the last few games now, Peter.

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