Martina out of hospital

Friday, 3 November, 2017 20comments  |  Jump to most recent
Cuco Martina was released from hospital in time to travel back to Merseyside with the rest of the Everton squad last night.

The defender had to be stretchered off the field during the first half of the Blues' 3-0 defeat to Lyon after falling badly in an aerial challenge with Maxwel Cornet.

There had been reports that the Curacao international wasn't able to feel his legs after the incident but scans revealed no damage and he was allowed to rejoin the rest of the players as they prepared to fly home.  

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Eugene Kearney
1 Posted 03/11/2017 at 06:13:04
Anybody know when Seamus is due back?
Ian Jones
2 Posted 03/11/2017 at 06:28:39
Hope Martina is ok. There were mixed reports after the game which were worrying. Still find it amazing that none of the Everton players seemed to spend anytime around him when he was on the ground. Have to assume that there were instructions from the management for players to keep away.
Will Mabon
3 Posted 03/11/2017 at 06:29:07
Last week, Unsworth said it was a matter of months rather than weeks for Coleman and Bolasie.
Derek Knox
4 Posted 03/11/2017 at 07:12:55
Never like to hear of anyone getting an injury or illness, whether it be football or any walk of life, glad he seems to be improving.

Just wish both his and the team's play would improve too.

Martin Nicholls
5 Posted 03/11/2017 at 07:47:07
Glad to hear he's ok. Whatever anyone thinks of Cuco as a footballer, from my limited experience of him (briefly met him once) he seems like a decent guy.
Anthony Hawkins
6 Posted 03/11/2017 at 08:02:58
I wish him well in his recovery. Who cares how good a footballer or person they are - no one deserves that kind of injury or potential injury.
Paul Ward
7 Posted 03/11/2017 at 08:40:15
Ian Jones @2 Martina was on the ground for 7 minutes and not one of those so called team mates could be arsed even showing any concern at all. There were plenty of Lyon players going over to see how he was, but this typifies our team spirit.
Mark Tanton
8 Posted 03/11/2017 at 08:43:34
It was such a strange thing to witness. Just proves, I guess, what a load of money an no plan gets you - a disparate jumble of players who don’t know what they’re there for, and don’t particularly care either.
Dave Abrahams
9 Posted 03/11/2017 at 09:29:51
Anthony. (6), nice words and thoughts, well done.
Dennis Stevens
11 Posted 03/11/2017 at 13:08:12
I hope he suffers no lasting damage & is soon fully fit & ready to play, if selected.
Brian Porter
12 Posted 03/11/2017 at 15:26:22
Well said Anthony #6. No matter how you rate him, Martina is one of ours, and sustained an injury trying to win the ball. He wasn't afraid to throw himself in for it and didn't shirk going for a difficult ball. We should all be behind him in wishing him a speedy recovery.
Dave Evans
13 Posted 03/11/2017 at 17:32:14
Speedy recovery Cuco.
Paul Kossoff
15 Posted 03/11/2017 at 20:13:31
Paul 7, Williams was concerned, he was concerned that he was dehidrated so went to get a drink, what a bunch of twats!
Chad Schofield
16 Posted 03/11/2017 at 20:49:45
Almost seemed to happen in slow motion, and if you watch that and Pickford's side by side, you'd expect it'd be the keeper who'd have been in trouble - so goes to show how easy it is to pick up an injury.

Great words Anthony #06... Let's hope he recovers quickly.

Kase Chow
17 Posted 03/11/2017 at 22:32:50
I think he’s been decent for us

But irrespective I’m glad to hear he’s well

Oliver Molloy
18 Posted 03/11/2017 at 22:47:32
Good to hear all is well with Martina . How Pickford didn't end up in hospital after his collision with Williams is beyond me - he must be made of rubber , that was some landing on his head and neck.
When you see it in slow motion replay it's unbelievable he escaped injury.
Bob Parrington
19 Posted 03/11/2017 at 22:54:34
Anthony #6. Well put. As said by others - he's one of us and, irrespective of whether he is rated as a player for EPL, we should all wish him well. He had been run ragged for the previous 30 minutes or so but he certainly showed commitment to get that ball.

Somewhat concerned with the few comments about our players keeping away. Guess they were told to give him space. Can't go with the suggestion that the 10 of them would be such pricks.

Was impressed with the Lyon players who showed concern, too!

Mike Gaynes
20 Posted 03/11/2017 at 23:40:51
Just glad he's OK. That was a scary one.
Brent Stephens
21 Posted 04/11/2017 at 00:12:56
There can be only one thing to say, surely, and that's thank goodness he's ok. NOT "when is Seamus due back" - #1. I despair at times.
Drew O'Neall
22 Posted 04/11/2017 at 18:17:33
Brent - agreed. No mention of Kenny anymore at least.

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