The Costa Rican defender was stretchered off the field with 20 minutes to go of the controversial 3-3 draw but appeared to signal to his manager that he had not been badly injured.
That was backed up by Martinez after the game when he said that the club's medical staff expected him to be okay.
Oviedo has battled a series of injuries since breaking his leg in an FA Cup tie at Stevenage two years ago and the sight of him leaving the field on a stretcher brought back memories of that horrific injury but Martinez assuaged fears, saying:
“Oviedo should be okay. We will asses him over the next 24 hours. It was more a knock that anything else. We expect him to be okay.”
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1 Posted 17/01/2016 at 07:12:59
2 Posted 17/01/2016 at 07:37:11
3 Posted 17/01/2016 at 07:55:11
4 Posted 17/01/2016 at 09:19:23
5 Posted 17/01/2016 at 09:23:23
6 Posted 17/01/2016 at 09:37:37
7 Posted 17/01/2016 at 10:16:20
Good to see Mirallas get on the score sheet and have a few good shots.
8 Posted 17/01/2016 at 10:27:54
Not that "kind" of break though!
9 Posted 17/01/2016 at 10:31:09
Why the hell did Martinez break up a defence that had just kept a clean sheet at the Premier League's top scorers anyway? Seems to me he just wants to do favours for players to keep the squad happy.
10 Posted 17/01/2016 at 11:02:57
I can only assume if Leighton or Jags had been injured similarly, you would have used exactly the same sentiment. We were robbed by poor officiating decisions, and our inherent inability to close a game out.
11 Posted 17/01/2016 at 11:18:27
Oviedo is a good player who has shown his commitment for our club by getting stuck in unlike some other players.
"Had he not been on the pitch there wouldn't have been 7 minutes injury time" how do you know???
Don't blame Oviedo; the blame lies firmly with the team and the manager for once again being unable to hold on to a lead. Excuse after excuse after excuse; until somebody steps up and takes control of our defending, this is going to happen again and again.
12 Posted 17/01/2016 at 17:01:45
13 Posted 17/01/2016 at 18:25:08
14 Posted 18/01/2016 at 00:50:03
16 Posted 18/01/2016 at 11:27:13
17 Posted 18/01/2016 at 14:49:46
Considering how long he has been away from first team action, I thought Oviedo was handling the situation well before his injury. Thankful for him it's nothing too serious.
18 Posted 18/01/2016 at 21:31:32
19 Posted 19/01/2016 at 04:18:31
20 Posted 21/01/2016 at 19:03:04
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