Mina joins Digne in the treatment room

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019 57comments  |  Jump to last

Yerry Mina could be out of action for around three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury on international duty for Colombia.

The defender was substituted just before half-time during his country's 2-1 friendly defeat to South Korea in Seoul and, like Lucas Digne, is doubtful for Saturday's trip to West Ham.

Digne strained a thigh muscle in training with the France team over the weekend and missed the 4-0 win over Iceland.

Everton's medical team will assess Mina's problem at Finch Farm tomorrow before offering an official prognosis but preliminary reports suggest that he could be sidelined until the middle of next month.

Mina has been in and out of contention during his first season in England, missing the first few weeks of the campaign with a foot injury and then spending a couple more months out after picking up a knock against Millwall in the FA Cup in January.


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Andy Mead
1 Posted 27/03/2019 at 08:04:19
Constantly injured. Could be a victim of bad luck or have a body made of card board. So far, been an expensive flop. What was his injury record prior to us signing him?
Charles McCann
2 Posted 27/03/2019 at 08:11:47
That’s a shame. I would really like to have seen him get a run of matches alongside Keane. A lot of people seem to think Zouma is great but I’m not totally convinced that Zouma is better than Mina Zouma has been ok but always looks a bit clumsy on the ball and I’m never really confident that he won’t make a mistake.
Ajay Gopal
3 Posted 27/03/2019 at 08:12:59
Very frustrating for him and us. We seem to keep more clean sheets when he is part of the CB pairing. In all probability, Zouma will go back to Chelsea next year, so I was looking forward to seeing the Keane-Mina partnership bed in for the remainder of the season and start next season as a settled partnership. I hope that can still happen for at least the last 4-5 games of the season. In the meantime, Zouma is not a shabby replacement, I guess.
Bobby Mallon
4 Posted 27/03/2019 at 08:43:36
I have just found out what yerr Mina is in English, it Darren Anderton 😂😂
Sam Hoare
5 Posted 27/03/2019 at 08:46:16
Just after having a good game for us and also midweek for Colombia. Worrying amount of injuries for him this season. Zouma is a good replacement but will likely not be here next season so getting Keane and Mina game time together would be far preferable.

I seem to remember he had a few (or one bad) injuries at Palmeiras. so this is not a totally new issue. Hmmmm.

Hugh Jenkins
6 Posted 27/03/2019 at 09:38:44
Unfortunately, at present, it seems like Mina is a bit of a "sick-note". Chelsea have said none of their players will be allowed to leave if their transfer ban is upheld - so the prospect of Zouma coming to us permanently, seems a non-starter.
How is Hollgate doing at WBA? I thought he showed some real promise for us when he had a run in the first team.
Clive Rogers
7 Posted 27/03/2019 at 10:01:46
Hugh, the reports on Holgate have been excellent and WBA have reportedly enquired about keeping him. He has been playing right fullback and providing assists.
John Hammond
8 Posted 27/03/2019 at 10:30:43
Andy, I'd hardly call him an expensive flop at this moment in time. He's played 14 games for us and he's put in some decent performances at times and not been helped with these little injuries. Seems to be either his foot or hamstring: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/yerry-mina/verletzungen/spieler/289446
Michael Lynch
9 Posted 27/03/2019 at 11:14:37
We've been relatively lucky this season with injuries. Maybe our players haven't got stuck in enough? Mina does seem a bit fragile, which is a worry, but I'm assuming if we don't get Zouma permanently we'll be in the market for a back up centre half anyway. Mina/Keane will be first choice next year if they stay fit.
Jim Bennings
10 Posted 27/03/2019 at 12:13:51
I really can’t stand this pointless international break at the business end of the season, it’s utterly ridiculous just to fit in yet more qualifiers where the Dog and Duck play the seeded sides.

It’s a great shame for Mina because he played well against Chelsea and you just thought now might be the time he finally gets a good run of games but no.

I think we need to just write this season off for Yerry, get him looked at thoroughly in the summer and see if we can find out quite why all these injury issues keep arising with him.

Hopefully next season he can finally get a run in the team because I do think there’s a player in there once he gets up and running, physically he has all the right attributes it’s just about getting him on that damn pitch more.

Jamie Crowley
11 Posted 27/03/2019 at 12:49:08
Seemingly made of glass.
Liam Reilly
12 Posted 27/03/2019 at 13:15:02
If he's just come back from injury, then WHY play in a pointless International Friendly!

He's had no run of games this season so starting two games so quickly after returning is just asking for trouble.

He should've been back at Finch Farm working on conditioning training, focusing on improving his fitness.

Alan J Thompson
13 Posted 27/03/2019 at 13:18:05
Now this is where Big Dunc could come in to his own.
Alan McKie
14 Posted 27/03/2019 at 13:24:01
Hopefully, Holgate will return in the summer and be able to cover a few defensive positions. A full season of playing with the Baggies week in week out will benefit Mason and Everton.
Jack Convery
15 Posted 27/03/2019 at 14:01:36
Don't be surprised if EFC offer WBA, Holgate as part of a Rondon deal, especially if they don't get promoted.

Mina seems injury prone so a quality CB may be a priority in the summer. I suppose Jags and Baines will be back at the weekend.

Tom Bowers
16 Posted 27/03/2019 at 14:47:59
Like a few other newer additions to the squad this season Mina has basically been a no show due to one reason or another.
This really hampers some teams who don't have the strength in depth like the top 4 or five teams with the big money to keep top players in reserve.
As everyone agrees this has been a disappointing season if only because we all expected a lot more with a new gaffer and new ideas.
I suspect nothing much will change over the final seven games as they have shown just how inconsistent they really are and although the second half show against Chelski can be applauded they just don't be able to continue it into the next match.
Derek Knox
17 Posted 27/03/2019 at 15:32:08
I've never liked these International Breaks to start with, but unfortunately it looks they are unlikely to alter in the near future. It is annoying to start with, but when a player gets injured and it's only a friendly, is an even more bitter a pill to swallow.

Having said that in Mina's case, he does seem to pick up injuries very easily, unless it is the same injury being aggravated by playing too early in the healing process.

Justin Doone
18 Posted 27/03/2019 at 16:06:23
He really needed to to stay fit and start a few games to judge if he's any good or not.

This season has been a wright off for him and with Zouma going back to Chelsea a new CB becomes a priority unless one of the kids has impressed enough.

I like Holgate but I think he needs another year of two but fingers crossed he steps up sooner

Jim Harrison
19 Posted 27/03/2019 at 16:10:24

How many player plus cash deals happen these days? Generally speaking it’s the sort of thing media push but just doesn’t happen.

Plus, Brands has stated his commitment to youth. Whilst that doesn’t mean every young player will be retained it’s not likely he would exchange promising talent for a player with a couple of years left.

Paul Kelly
20 Posted 27/03/2019 at 16:20:34
A quick search on the interweb tells me he's missed 208 days due to injury since the 16/17 season.

Darron Gibson mk 2 ?

John Pierce
21 Posted 27/03/2019 at 16:33:38
Players who are frequently injured aren’t, in the main, unlucky. It’s nearly down to how they look after themselves, technique and coming back too early from injury. It boils down to how well do you know your body and do you adapt to its limitations?
The classic was Bryan Robson, all action ‘captain Marvel’ bullshit. In reality he threw himself into all tackles, and actually wasn’t very good at it. His injury record was mostly his fault, he repeatedly bust or dislocated his shoulder...and just kept careering into players.
Is Mina like that? Maybe. He might just be unlucky but Everton don’t have the luxury of finding out. He needs to stay fit and that is mostly down to the player.
He is very fortunate that Zouma will in most of all likelihood’s go back to Chelsea.
It’s not a position that constantly rotating, it unsettles the team. Pretty disappointing.
Simon Smith
22 Posted 27/03/2019 at 16:37:58
Zouma won't be signing if Chelsea have a transfer ban so we need to look for a partner for Keane either within the club (Holgate or Pennington) or elsewhere, as Mina seems to always have injuries.

We bought him with an injury and if never really changed.

Joe Corgan
23 Posted 27/03/2019 at 17:05:04
Is this a real injury or a case of wanting to spend a bit more time in Colombia?
Bill Gienapp
24 Posted 27/03/2019 at 17:27:48
I'd been hoping Mina would get some much-needed minutes under his belt down the stretch, since he'll be here next year and Zouma most likely won't. The parade of injuries is becoming a legitimate concern, though I think we'd be foolish to write him off prematurely.

Jack (15) - personally, I'm not really buying the Rondon links. He's a nice enough player (obviously scored against us in both Newcastle matches), but he's almost 30 and represents only a modest upgrade on Calvert-Lewin... and that's assuming Calvert-Lewin doesn't continue to improve.

Mike Allison
25 Posted 27/03/2019 at 17:58:49
Since leaving Colombia, Mina has never played a full season. I don’t think he’s ever got close.
Dave Abrahams
26 Posted 27/03/2019 at 18:01:53
John (21), I’m a bit surprised the way you describe Bryan Robson and the way he played the game, he did have quite a few injuries during his career, including three leg breaks while at WBA and other injuries but Imwould say say he was a very courageous player who gave his all for the teams he played for, a great team player first and foremost, never really wanted the glory for himself, but to win for the team and club.

Bryan played over seven hundred games, in all .competitions for WBA, Man.Unt and Middlesborough

Dave Abrahams
27 Posted 27/03/2019 at 18:05:41
(26) cont. Bryan Robson also played and captained England for many years and Imwould have thought he would have been admired and well thought of by thousands of football fans as well as being a legend at Manchester United.
Bobby Mallon
28 Posted 27/03/2019 at 18:08:47
Gah homnican
John Pierce
29 Posted 27/03/2019 at 18:19:47
Dave, I’m always a tad harsh!! Had he been more judicious and not so gung-ho, he’d have played +100 more games. I’d argue that would have benefited the team more?
Joe McMahon
30 Posted 27/03/2019 at 18:43:22
An expensive Darren Gibson, but without the drink driving I suppose.
John Hall
31 Posted 27/03/2019 at 18:51:09
Good grief! With all these injuries we may be forced to рut McCarthy on the bench ;)
David Connor
32 Posted 27/03/2019 at 20:30:39
Get rid of Mina while we can still get our money back. Just another expensive crock sucking the life out of the club. While it's not a fault of the player, we've had far to many over the last several seasons and I think he will be another.

About time we started toughening up as a club instead of being a fucking soft touch. Get rid... Maybe through in Tosun or Walcott as a freebie.

Dave Abrahams
33 Posted 27/03/2019 at 21:43:20
John (29), fair enough John, but what surprised me, because I enjoy your posts and you know your football, is that you don’t give Bryan Robson the credit of being an outstanding footballer, surely you’ve got to put your hand up to that.
Jamie Crowley
34 Posted 27/03/2019 at 22:00:12
A man who lives in Jersey being harsh?

Well I never!

It's disappointing in the extreme Mina's injured, again. He needs games. I, too, fear the injury carousel spinning with Yerry. And we'll need a CB with Zouma leaving as many have pointed out.

Mina, Holgate (?), Jags (prefer him now in a backup role), and who?
Is there a promising CB in the youth ranks?

Seems like there's always holes to fill with Everton. Sigh.

Mike Gaynes
35 Posted 27/03/2019 at 22:27:01
No worries about this... nothing much left at stake this season. If the kid can come back in time to get a couple of games in (we have 7 left), terrific. If not, he'll have all summer to challenge for his place. Meanwhile, if this is Jags' last hurrah with the club, I'll enjoy watching him play.
Karl Masters
36 Posted 27/03/2019 at 23:07:13
At £120k a week, his 14 games so far will have cost us close on £4m by the time he’s fit again... that’s over £250k per match!

Lucky if we get 20 games out of him this season so it will be even more money per game by August!

Of all the things I have seen lately the Sportrac website, put up by Mike Gaynes, was the most depressing. Our players are on an absolute fortune for the most part and the VFM is abysmal in most cases.

George Stuart
37 Posted 27/03/2019 at 23:35:52
I've always liked Bryan Robson. Oh for a passionate midfielder with a bit of skill and vision.

Also, and my memory can always stand correction, I seem to remember WBA playing the Shite and Bryan stood in the box, ball at feet, and Ray Clemence tried to come around him and pick it up. Robson simply back-heeled the ball into what was now an empty net :^)

Also, I didn't mind Ray Clemence. He had the good sense to leave the dark side.

Derek Thomas
38 Posted 28/03/2019 at 00:24:33
George@37; much like Barkley, not sure he had a choice in his move to London, distance sometimes helps solve problems of the opposite sex / matrimonial discord / bad publicity type. Why do you think Whittle and Johnson were moved on all of a sudden.
John Pierce
39 Posted 28/03/2019 at 00:53:56
Dave you are waaay too generous. Mostly I ‘think I know my football’ and get words miraculously in the right order sometimes!

But maybe I’ve got a blind spot with Robson. Far less the selfless man he was portrayed as, I saw a self absorbed player who made it about him, oddly that shoulder he blew out in Mexico (against Morocco) actually helped England!! It gave us Reid and a better balance, ‘Everland’ were much better for it.

Once Ferguson was in charge he was definitely phased out, and injury limited him to maybe half the league games???

Oi! JaC Imagine a Florida man jumping straight to a Jersey stereotype! 😵
I’m from Bootle but yeah it’s the same difference. 😆

Paul Kelly
40 Posted 28/03/2019 at 01:18:10
Always thought Robson was shite to be honest. Boring as arseholes togger player who made Wilkins look like a risk taker.
Paul Kelly
41 Posted 28/03/2019 at 01:30:46
George @ 37, we had one, his name was Tommy Graveson.
Jamie Crowley
42 Posted 28/03/2019 at 03:00:22
Sir John -

Of the bazillion things I've come to learn on TW, I will never forget the Liverpool mathematical equation:

Bootle = Jersey

Derek Knox
43 Posted 28/03/2019 at 05:48:26
Its no wonder that every picture of Mina sees him with a beaming smile, he has most likely just checked his mobile banking app, and using the Calculator function too, figured out how much he has been paid for, work contributed.
Phil Greenough
44 Posted 28/03/2019 at 06:53:56
Jersey CI is nothing like Bootle, Jamie. 😀
Paul Tran
45 Posted 28/03/2019 at 07:44:08
Bryan Robson was a heck of a player, the box to box scoring midfielder that some of us hanker for, despite the fact that they no longer really exist.

His big downfall was that he was an absolute lush, even by those days' standards. Like a certain 'legend' No 9 we know, excess drinking weakens your body and affects your judgement.

Makes you wonder how good he could have been.

Dave Abrahams
46 Posted 28/03/2019 at 09:06:20
Paul (40)and (41), do you mean to say Graveson was better than Robson? Well each to his own I suppose, all a matter of opinion, got me shaking my head with that one Paul, if that’s what you meant.
Paul Kelly
47 Posted 28/03/2019 at 13:41:50
No Dave, I was responding to George's plea for a footballer with passion, skill and vision. Probably could add Arteta to that list, and many more, but there the ones that stand out to me. Nothing to do with how I feel about Robson.
John Pierce
48 Posted 28/03/2019 at 14:46:44
Paul you are right my original post hinted at players life styles are a good barometer of why they spend more time on the treatment table than most.
Dave Abrahams
49 Posted 28/03/2019 at 15:02:48
Paul (47), fair enough Paul.
Jamie Crowley
50 Posted 28/03/2019 at 17:34:49
Phil @44 -

I know. ;0)

Danny Baily
51 Posted 28/03/2019 at 21:16:09
Bad news, Mina will now miss the trip to...and the 6 pointer against...not to mention the big match up with... Oh that's right, season's been over for weeks! Let him enjoy homes under the hammer.
David Currie
52 Posted 29/03/2019 at 02:51:34
Joe 23,
Can't blame Mina if he wants to stay in Colombia for a bit longer, visited there once and the women are HOT.
Bobby Thomas
53 Posted 29/03/2019 at 17:46:46
Bryan Robson was fucking brilliant.
Joe McMahon
54 Posted 29/03/2019 at 18:31:24
Paul @40, are you serious? Bryan Robson was an awesome player, an all-time great England player.
Jeff Armstrong
55 Posted 29/03/2019 at 23:15:06
Mina comes across as someone who likes the footballers lifestyle,the camaraderie,the wages etc, but cannot do the hard part play week in week out, put his body on the line..play through the pain barrier..
He’s a fraud, and was a Brands signing too,
due diligence Marcel before spending £25 million.
Doesn’t look like it to me.
Don Alexander
56 Posted 30/03/2019 at 00:38:14
Mina needs to avoid anything the FF coaching mafia are telling him and instead watch a few videos of Mick Lyons and/or Dave Watson.
Pat Kelly
57 Posted 30/03/2019 at 10:08:38
He was injured when we bought him. Didn't that and his history of injuries tell it's own story. This one is on Brands.

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