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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1 Posted 03/11/2015 at 15:24:18
2 Posted 03/11/2015 at 15:43:35
3 Posted 03/11/2015 at 15:51:19
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.
4 Posted 03/11/2015 at 16:25:39
5 Posted 03/11/2015 at 17:32:05
6 Posted 03/11/2015 at 17:40:22
And I'm a qualified cabinet maker.
7 Posted 03/11/2015 at 17:52:52
But Ray, I assume you only know about joints?!
8 Posted 03/11/2015 at 18:28:14
9 Posted 03/11/2015 at 18:39:58
10 Posted 03/11/2015 at 19:19:36
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?
11 Posted 03/11/2015 at 20:33:41
You deserve some good luck with getting back to full health now...
12 Posted 03/11/2015 at 22:45:29
In short. Playing him against Sunderland was both ignorant and stupid. With Galloway fit and ready, someone should walk the plank for this one.
13 Posted 03/11/2015 at 23:07:52
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.
14 Posted 04/11/2015 at 08:04:04
Nice one. I also know about glue.
"Know about joints"....smoking or otherwise?
16 Posted 04/11/2015 at 10:46:15
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.
17 Posted 04/11/2015 at 13:24:45
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...
18 Posted 04/11/2015 at 13:53:48
19 Posted 04/11/2015 at 16:54:14
20 Posted 04/11/2015 at 16:57:50
I know he played well, but so did Robles?
21 Posted 04/11/2015 at 18:32:01
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.
22 Posted 04/11/2015 at 18:37:24
23 Posted 04/11/2015 at 18:40:57
24 Posted 04/11/2015 at 19:46:18
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.
25 Posted 05/11/2015 at 00:58:58
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
26 Posted 05/11/2015 at 12:08:44
27 Posted 05/11/2015 at 12:12:04
28 Posted 05/11/2015 at 12:33:16
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