Tarashaj sidelined by knee injury

Tuesday, 11 July, 2017 14comments  |  Jump to most recent

Shani Tarashaj's hopes of forcing his way into Ronald Koeman's thinking this summer have been dashed by an operation required on his knee.

The 22-year-old was signed by Roberto Martinez from Grasshopper Zurich 18 months ago but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Blues despite making inroads into the Swiss national team.

Tarashaj spent last season on loan in Germany with Eintracht Frankfurt, making 15 Bundesliga appearances and scoring once and officially returned to Everton this summer.

He will be out of action for an unspecified period of time now after undergoing surgery in Rome last week.  

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David Milner
1 Posted 11/07/2017 at 19:23:38
I see Tarashaj has just had a knee operation & will be out for some time. When did he get injured?
Steavey Buckley
2 Posted 11/07/2017 at 19:41:45
Tarashaj had a knee operation on 9th May and is reported to be out for 63 days. So he should be returning to full training.
Bill Gienapp
3 Posted 11/07/2017 at 19:42:10
Injuries sabotaged his loan spell last season to an extent as well. It's a shame, but it's hard to make an impression if you can't stay on the field.
Kevin O'Regan
4 Posted 11/07/2017 at 19:43:54
Can't imagine why Shani Tarashaj would get near the squad after injuries and hardly any game time last season. No surprise for me on that front.
Paul Kossoff
5 Posted 11/07/2017 at 19:52:58
Typical, no more injuries please.
Steavey Buckley
6 Posted 11/07/2017 at 20:29:20
It is reported he had an operation on his meniscus tear on May the 9th and should have been out for 9 weeks.
Anthony Dwyer
7 Posted 11/07/2017 at 20:57:06
This lad might come in handy if his injury isn't too long.
Clive Rogers
8 Posted 11/07/2017 at 21:06:54
With the signings completed and possibly more to come, can't see this guy getting much of a look in. He didn't exactly set the German league on fire.
Derek Knox
9 Posted 11/07/2017 at 22:40:43
We , I say, collectively, had almost forgotten about this guy, correct me if I'm wrong, but ANOTHER, Martinez signing, who potentially, was going to be, a hidden gem.

Well, he's certainly been hidden, he re-appears, and is going to be out for God knows how long?

If I was 40 minutes younger, I'd have loved to have a 'job with Everton' we get these no-marks, God knows what wages they are on, and they disappear into obscurity.

I have worked all my life, got a crap pension, and I have to question, somewhere along the line, the Club, I love, seems to proliferate money, right left and centre?

Sorry for being a pain, but I am just stating facts, as I see them, as a life-long blue.

Kase Chow
10 Posted 12/07/2017 at 01:03:44
Derek (#5),

Fair point

1 goal in 15 games in Germany doesn't fill me with confidence that he's an Premier League star in the making

Rom is of a similar age. Just saying...

Alan J Thompson
11 Posted 12/07/2017 at 15:42:40
Derek (#5); It was reported that he missed time in Germany owing to tonsilitis and his pre-season was interrupted by an injury in a friendly match. Injuries are a career hazard for professional sportsmen, remember Paul Bracewell?
Steve Ferns
12 Posted 12/07/2017 at 21:07:56
Is that Photoshopped or did he really pull on the jersey (even in a friendly)?
Andrew McLean
13 Posted 12/07/2017 at 22:46:32
Steve, it may have been taken in last season's preseason friendly against MK Dons. I recall he was tackled badly in the first half and was down for a while. He was subbed with McGeady start of second half.
Kieran Kinsella
14 Posted 20/01/2018 at 22:34:29
Where the hell is this guy?

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