The Colombian joins Jean-Philippe Gbamin on the new list of injuries that could grow bigger as players work their way back from a three-month hiatus away from action due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Everton's players have been back at Finch Farm for the past two weeks after Premier League clubs voted to resume training ahead of a projected restart date of 17 June for the 2019-20 season.
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1 Posted 02/06/2020 at 17:31:14
3 Posted 02/06/2020 at 17:47:23
Mina has been injury-prone since we signed him. It is not a complete surprise he has broken down after three months of inaction.
4 Posted 02/06/2020 at 18:10:33
Sounds like they have not been training very hard on their own, and the club are pushing them hard to be fit for the proposed start.
5 Posted 02/06/2020 at 18:14:37
6 Posted 02/06/2020 at 18:17:56
As John says, Mina has been prone to injury so it appears he is not that strong for such a big unit and he doesn't keep himself at the peak of fitness.
But as usual, we seem to suffer more injuries than most teams. It's the Everton way.
7 Posted 02/06/2020 at 18:22:39
8 Posted 02/06/2020 at 18:28:19
9 Posted 02/06/2020 at 18:36:05
10 Posted 02/06/2020 at 18:43:21
11 Posted 02/06/2020 at 19:13:09
There's no curse, no conspiracy, it's just hard luck.
12 Posted 02/06/2020 at 19:24:33
His other leg is okay.
13 Posted 02/06/2020 at 19:29:27
14 Posted 02/06/2020 at 19:49:41
15 Posted 02/06/2020 at 19:51:05
16 Posted 02/06/2020 at 19:59:46
We did not have much before then but damned if I see that cat within a hundred yards of Goodison.
All tongue-in-cheek, of course.
17 Posted 02/06/2020 at 19:59:50
Years ago, torn hamstrings were unheard of, which suggests to me that today's training regimes may in some cases be too intense. Just a theory of an old man with no medical or therapeutic experience.
18 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:03:57
19 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:04:58
Were an absolute joke. Typical Everton. Why cant we have the most injuries?
20 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:13:20
21 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:23:27
I cannot remember the last time we fielded the first choice 11 for two consecutive matches. Probably the last time was with Dixie playing with a flat cap on.
22 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:26:32
23 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:30:14
Branthwaite and Gibson would possibly be the next in but neither of those are Premier League ready from what I've seen.
I wouldn't be surprised to see someone like Schneiderlin drafted in as an emergency centre-back.
24 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:34:04
25 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:35:45
26 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:39:29
27 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:53:01
In Brands we trust!
28 Posted 02/06/2020 at 20:56:55
Injuries in the warm-up, doesnt happen often, and I had no idea my dad was going to be 80 in August, so I better start saving up!
29 Posted 02/06/2020 at 21:34:18
Brands's record is beginning to rival Walsh's for duds once you factor in Delph, Iwobi, Sidibé, Kean, and arguably Gbamin. We've only had Richarlison and Digne (he's been gash all this season too) that Brands has had any modicum of success with!
30 Posted 02/06/2020 at 21:34:36
Didn't Richard Wright get injured in a warm up once by clattering into a hording or a ladder or something suitably comical?
Years ago, we seemed to have less injuries in part because butchers injected pain killers directly into Michael Ball's knee, or because players were expected play with "minor" knocks such as broken toes or groin strains. When someone did get "injured", eg, Bracewell, Snodin etc, they'd be out for a good two years before they returned and some never returned at all, eg, Williamson.
I'd say it's like cars. In the old days, you'd keep an old banger on the road until it rusted to dust. Now, the wifi is patchy and you take it to get repaired. Ditto with players, more injuries because we're actually more focused on their overall health and not just "patch 'em up and send them out".
31 Posted 02/06/2020 at 22:11:42
Then again, all that could be my memory playing tricks again.
32 Posted 02/06/2020 at 22:14:07
33 Posted 02/06/2020 at 22:15:31
Pat and Jeff, Mina hasn't missed a game this season due to injury. Not exactly a sick note.
Sam #23, you've seen Gibson and I haven't, but I think it would be great if he got a chance. And it's not like there's a lot at stake. We're mid-table and that's where we're gonna end up.
34 Posted 02/06/2020 at 22:30:16
35 Posted 02/06/2020 at 22:34:40
36 Posted 02/06/2020 at 23:03:32
37 Posted 02/06/2020 at 23:06:01
There are still 2 weeks to go. At this rate, I should wait by the phone and make sure my boots are clean.
38 Posted 02/06/2020 at 23:08:10
Forget reporting injuries, I'm only interested in serious illnesses.
We have nothing to play for other than pride and to be honest I've seen very little evidence of that at Goodison for decades baring Duncan's stint as manager.
It sometimes appears the whole country actually believes what the government tells them despite them not giving a flying numchuck whilst disregarding their own rules when it suits with several poor excuses.
Actually thinking about it, it sounds very much like our own Billy Blue Bullshit has another job.
39 Posted 02/06/2020 at 23:09:47
When I read the Dennis Stevens article and think of those players – my personal favourite period in our history – and look at this shower, apart from young Calvert-Lewin, Holgate and Richarlison, I could cry.
40 Posted 02/06/2020 at 23:17:50
41 Posted 02/06/2020 at 23:24:13
We have a buffet or two missing from our club.
42 Posted 02/06/2020 at 23:33:36
Mo Besic could be available - didn't somebody once say he could play centre-back if necessary (possibly Mo himself)?
43 Posted 02/06/2020 at 23:35:15
Yeah, you're right, we are cursed with injuries, while our neighbours across the Park very rarely pick up a season-ending injury. Either they are doing something right on the training ground, or, as others might think, they are blessed with the devil.
44 Posted 02/06/2020 at 00:02:47
1987: Champions again, Mountfield suffers a fit at home, a few weeks later he is let go and Watson comes in.
Then you have Ian Snodin, again picks up a long term injury.
We then win the FA Cup in 1995, Joe Parkinson picks up an injury that eventually ends his career.
Surely that must be it, nope you then have Jagielka just before the 2009 FA Cup Final, followed by Oviedo, James McCarthy, Coleman, Gomes, Bolasie, Gomes... there are others, we never got to really see Bolasie.
But for all the other players, they were players who were on top of their game at the time, and badly missed.
We even had two world wars that brought two Championship winning teams to an end, and yet some say we are not cursed.
45 Posted 02/06/2020 at 00:06:29
Maybe Rhino still has his boots tucked away somewhere...
46 Posted 03/06/2020 at 00:59:55
Graham #42 and Brian #45, loans can only be extended past the June 30 end date with the agreement of the player and both clubs. That hasn't happened yet with either Gibson or Matthew Pennington at Hull City, who would be a more-than-decent emergency cover in my opinion.
I would point out that. at least for the moment, we do have one more CB on the roster. Cuco Martina is a starter at the position for Curacao (I saw him play superbly during last summer's Gold Cup, his country's best-ever international tournament performance), and he started four times at CB last season for Feyenoord, with a yield of only two goals. His contract runs out at the end of June.
If I were Marcel or Carlo, I'd have Cuco on the bench for the June games and then bring back Pennington on June 30 to provide cover for July.
47 Posted 03/06/2020 at 01:50:37
48 Posted 03/06/2020 at 04:48:08
Thanks for the reminders. I knew ladders and signs were somehow involved. “Future England number one” wasn't he? More like the next Frank Spencer.
49 Posted 03/06/2020 at 06:52:20
50 Posted 03/06/2020 at 07:56:02
51 Posted 03/06/2020 at 09:00:34
52 Posted 03/06/2020 at 09:15:31
FA Cup Final 2009, Yakubu and Arteta both missing along with Jags. The spine of the team.
53 Posted 03/06/2020 at 09:19:52
54 Posted 03/06/2020 at 09:35:38
55 Posted 03/06/2020 at 10:12:39
The training and rehabilitation programmes have not got a good record and Mina has never taken his training seriously enough, hence his injury record, when about to be called on after a break in play.
56 Posted 03/06/2020 at 10:17:39
I can't say from a football perspective I'm overjoyed about the prospect of the season resumption in two weeks time because, let's face it, it's the Liverpool show and will be potentially dangerous when they win the league with scores of pissed up blurts hanging off the top of bus stops and the like.
As for Everton, well the Chelsea debacle on March 9th hit home that we still harbour too many weak-spined wimps in the team... and the form all season was pretty shite – let's be truthful.
Maybe a couple of unconvincing wins against Brighton, Palace and Watford but all else was just as per Everton normal over this last five years.
57 Posted 03/06/2020 at 10:20:26
18/19 Hamstring Injury Mar 26, 2019 May 12, 2019 47 days 7Everton FC
18/19 Foot Injury Sep 28, 2018 Oct 19, 2018 21 days 3Everton FC
18/19 Foot Injury Jul 30, 2018 Sep 23, 2018 55 days 15FC BarcelonaEverton FC
17/18 Metatarsal Fracture Aug 11, 2017 Oct 20, 2017 70 days 10Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
16/17 Hamstring Injury Nov 11, 2016 Dec 5, 2016 24 days 3Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras
16/17 Hamstring Injury Jul 14, 2016 Aug 21, 2016 38 days 7Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras<
58 Posted 03/06/2020 at 10:28:10
59 Posted 03/06/2020 at 11:22:00
60 Posted 03/06/2020 at 11:41:44
In fact, the only interesting thing about finishing the Premier League season is the relegation issue. The title race was over months ago, so why are we being force-fed RS stories on a fucking loop?
As for our club, we'll limp to the end of the season in the bottom half of the table after embarrassing ourselves "at home" to the RS.
Fuck me, I hate football.
61 Posted 03/06/2020 at 11:50:49
Ah but time's on Mina's side with regard to his injury record vs Ferguson's. ;-)
62 Posted 03/06/2020 at 12:21:11
Whilst a small part of me has missed some sides of the football, I haven't missed our piss-weak no-shows against the big boys, I haven't missed the VAR debacle sideshow circus that football has become, and I haven't missed not seeing the Reds win pretty much every game prior to March.
I've been kept quite happy with the reruns of the World Cup matches or the fabulous Euro 96 coverage on ITV4, amazing how simple and so much more enjoyable football was before the stop-start barely any contact sport we watch now.
63 Posted 03/06/2020 at 12:38:26
He was complaining that Everton players always seemed to be unavailable to Ireland owing to injury. He went on to raise a few questions about training methods and intimated that Everton ought to look at this.
At the time, I wondered whether it was nothing more than a petulant sideswipe in the manner of his one-time boss, Ferguson. But it is strange that we do seem to have more than our share of ill-luck with injuries.
64 Posted 03/06/2020 at 13:11:40
It's 2020, guys, not 1975. I tend to believe that the players today are trained to the n-th degree and, similar to race-horses or F1 cars, the slightest fault can lead to other issues.
Please can we stop with the 'only if we had followed the example of our neighbours' [insert topic and name of LFC legend] it's precisely why the Echo can run stories like the link below.
On another note, The Guardian carries a piece about how the English game was changed forever 35 years ago this week.
65 Posted 03/06/2020 at 13:45:15
This is a Premier League club that kept a manager that in 11 years never won once at our neighbours and won diddley squat. It's no wonder we are desperate, is it?
66 Posted 03/06/2020 at 14:09:28
67 Posted 03/06/2020 at 15:37:17
Many mitigating factors on why we have basically been a shit-fest for 30 years more or less.
The European ban did damage the club at a key period but the club never had aspirations of winning things once 1990 came, the mentality has been weak ever since, the only exception was the woefully treated Joe Royle who in one full season with the club finished 6th, signed Andrei Kanchelskis and won the FA Cup.
We've been a glass ceiling club ever since, and that's why our records are so dismal in Cups and against the big teams, its why we can't win a derby, we can't reach the Champions League.
68 Posted 03/06/2020 at 16:13:36
69 Posted 03/06/2020 at 16:47:10
70 Posted 03/06/2020 at 18:09:54
I do wonder whether the modern synthetic/mix pitches have a lot to do with the muscle injuries? Is it less forgiving to the joints or tougher to turn on?
I am far from excited at the thought of empty stadiums and neutral venues and I wonder just how inspired a team stranded in mid-table will feel once they drag themselves into action.
If the German restart is anything to go by, we can expect some thrashings, typical preseason friendly fare. I just hope we aren't on the wrong end of them.
71 Posted 03/06/2020 at 18:16:33
They said out of a survey nationwide 76% of Everton fans wanted the season ended but also included a higher figure for City fans wanting the season ended.
If that is not a dig at choosing their neighbours and a team chasing them in the league then I do not know what is.
Finishes by saying 90% of Liverpool fans want the season to continue.
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