The Ivorian made his long-awaited return to action following a serious quadriceps injury and a ruptured Achilles in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace a week ago and was looking forward to building his fitness at a time when the Blues are short in midfield because of the absences of Abdoulaye Doucouré and André Gomes and Allan's own inconsistent availability.
However, Gbamin has sustained what The Athletic have described as a "freak" injury in training a year after he suffered the Achilles set-back that put paid to his first comeback attempt.
The report suggested that this latest injury is unrelated to his previous problems, both of which required surgery, and Everton have since confirmed that Gbamin suffered a "contact knee injury" and will undergo scans in London tomorrow on suspected ligament damage.
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1 Posted 12/04/2021 at 14:22:07
2 Posted 12/04/2021 at 14:46:36
As soon as he is fit again (if ever), wrap him in cotton wool and sell him. WTF goes on in these Finch Farm training sessions?
3 Posted 12/04/2021 at 14:50:26
4 Posted 12/04/2021 at 14:50:37
5 Posted 12/04/2021 at 14:54:41
6 Posted 12/04/2021 at 14:57:36
7 Posted 12/04/2021 at 15:01:09
8 Posted 12/04/2021 at 15:03:20
9 Posted 12/04/2021 at 15:20:41
I remember Martinez, who has a physio qualification, say that we don't recover our injured players in the right way. I know this is a weird season, but the club must look at things as players being injured in training is happening too often e.g. Doucouré. Palace are also getting more games out of McCarthy than we did, so maybe we are doing something wrong?
I also see that Tosun has had to have knee surgery after an injury, so that's another stack of money sat in the treatment room!
10 Posted 12/04/2021 at 15:34:36
11 Posted 12/04/2021 at 15:40:53
12 Posted 12/04/2021 at 15:46:02
Seemingly has a penchant for inflicting 'freak' injuries with a speciality for midfielder's
Only rational explanation?
13 Posted 12/04/2021 at 15:46:33
14 Posted 12/04/2021 at 15:47:50
Looks like this season now is totally dependent upon Allan staying fit. Him and Tom Davies can forge a CM partnership and all is not yet lost.
Tom Davies gets out of proportion criticism, but whatever you think of him he is nearly always available, improving and ready to fight for he cause. We are lucky to have him in the squad.
15 Posted 12/04/2021 at 15:50:12
Injuries are not confined to Everton. Look at Liverpool who lost 3 centre backs, Matip, Gomez and Van Dijk to long term injuries. See list of Premier League injuries at this site Link We are joint top on 7 with about 5 others.
16 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:00:33
Get shut of him ASAP
Ffs lads he hasnt chosen to be injured
17 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:03:20
18 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:06:18
That use to be the case regarding recovery, where the theme was a soft recovery, which quite frankly some taken advantage off. Martinez's specific concern was a proliferation of soft tissue injuries.
Ancelotti placed the back up team that came with him strategically within Medical Services and was able to speed up recovery. Though old Soldier Delph seems to know a way round the system. These Ancelotti changes have mean't that Everton have been able to keep going on a limited Squad.
Gbamin was obviously a hope to be added to the Squad along with other Transfers in this Summer. Unfortunately his position could have changed now as regards a place in a future squad.
Because of problems getting suitable players to sign for Everton, risks where taken on injury prone players.
19 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:08:31
20 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:12:17
21 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:18:29
22 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:19:22
Everton showed the last time we played brighton over social media. I could be wrong but that was the last time we had a fully fit squad wasnt it and played our strongest eleven? We looked a different side!
23 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:19:53
Fabian Delph, Darron Gibson, Danny Williamson, Big Dunc to an extent, Slaven Bilic ect ect.
Sadly it seem Gbamin has a physical problem now where his body can not take knocks, some players are lucky but some have quite a resolve, didn't Klopp have a pop at Daniel Sturridge not that long ago for being a tad weak willed?
I don't see Gbamin ever being up to the physical side of English football unfortunately.
24 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:28:20
My heart bleeds for the kid, but if theres an insurance policy, its time to cash it in. :(
25 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:30:46
26 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:34:15
27 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:37:43
Thanks for the clarification, but despite the intervention you refer to quick recoveries don't seem to be very common. Ignoring Delph and Gbamin, Allan was out for ages, I think Coleman was too, James is a legend on that front, Digne missed a lot of games and Mina took ages as well.
I think we have to put most of it down to this wierd season and having an older squad that are playing too much. We really need to get in younger players like Godfrey and dump the old guys. For Gbamin I think he's just been out so long that the step up to full pace training was too much for him. Only time will tell if he's a long term sicknote, but the signs don't look good, poor lad.
28 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:38:58
Be nice if we could do it with Delph and Tosun who is crocked yet again. Everton's luck, isn't it?
29 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:45:34
I hope he was insured so we can end his contract.
30 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:50:46
tough players that can run and stike a ball with venom as stated above more like Godfrey.
Always Everton isn't it, millions spent for injuries and lack of goals.
31 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:53:25
Having one player who has massive injury problems maybe unlucky, but to buy a half a squad of players who regularly don't complete a full season smacks of total incompetence at every level through out the club. Obviously no thought is given to the fitness required to compete in the premiership when buying, as all to often the players we buy can't comp!ete a full season.
Somehow, as fans, we have just become accustomed to accepting this happening at Everton, our ability to squander £millions in the process on transfer fees and huge wages has become truly breathtaking. Moshiri must be having sleepless nights when he realises the huge amounts of money that's been wasted, I actually feel a bit sorry for the guy.
32 Posted 12/04/2021 at 16:54:08
You are right, but most have recovered and aleast played some part on Ancelotti 's target of European football. I do think it is more down to risks been taken on injury prone players transfers. Delph is a exceptional case , with his plain stupid contract. Agree with you regarding Gbamin.
33 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:05:11
How does that happen?
Another thing that always make me cringe when I see goal celebrations is half a dozen strapping lads jumping on the back of the gaol score.
If I was the manager I would fine any player that did that.
I know these guys are supposed to be super fit - but the human back is a fragile mechanism at best and is not designed to have half a dozen other people jump on to it, all at the same time.
As I said, as a manager I would be livid if my star striker was out next week with a slipped disc because some other players had jumped on his back to celebrate a goal last week.
They need to cut it out.
34 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:08:35
If we could only have afforded a goal scorer we would have been in the Champions League.
35 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:10:20
What in the name of god is going on at FF ?, more players getting injured there than during full on competitive matches.
36 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:13:41
From what I heard, Gbamin dropped his 50 pence tuck money on the ground, cheapskate Delph noticed and shouted “bundle” and everyone piled on top of Gbamin
37 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:16:15
38 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:21:02
39 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:22:33
40 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:28:45
41 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:32:18
42 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:36:09
43 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:38:23
44 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:40:57
45 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:43:06
46 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:47:12
Hugh, don't worry about goal celebrations, Everton don't do goals.
47 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:51:55
48 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:57:28
Also, instead of being ruthless and getting rid or terminating his contract we are actually going to pay an injured player and fulfill our obligations to him. I suspect we might also support him in trying to get him fit and look out for his mental health too.
What an embarrassment of a club.
49 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:57:43
50 Posted 12/04/2021 at 17:57:49
I must have clicked the link for the lfc site by mistake looking at some of the comments
A joke some of the comments on this thread
51 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:03:02
Terminate his contract, the kid's made of glass, no thought given to fitness, must be Finch Farm, must be the coaches, can't take knocks, uniquely disastrous in the transfer market, disastrous DOF signing, always Everton, time to be ruthless.
52 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:08:32
53 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:16:56
Evertonians are supposed to be some of the most knowledgeable fans in the country. I think all the village idiots throughout England have been rounded up and dumped on ToffeeWeb.
54 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:24:46
Could possibly be explanation as to how this "contact " knee clash happened.
Very unlucky for the player, let's hope it proves to be minor.
Don't fancy us tonight by the way, Brighton play some decent stuff and are quick.
55 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:31:02
Hes done absolutely nothing for Everton so is yet another in a long list of disastrous signings by the club.
If I owned the club Id be setting up a full scale enquiry. Theres something very wrong at Everton.
56 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:34:01
Surely this can be adapted to predict football injuries.
57 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:34:07
58 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:34:21
59 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:39:27
Terrible luck Id say and hes still got my support despite everything. Unlike Delph who Im not so sure about? What exactly is his injury?
60 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:42:08
Our neighbours are the media darlings who win major trophies we just blast millions to finish mid table, playing awful to watch slow low scoring football.
61 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:42:43
Ok. I know there are some reasonable NFL fans but you know the type being referred to here.
62 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:43:15
It is also to help promote youngsters to come through to the first team.
Some of those players that Brands brought through, were players Carlo knew and wanted.
Before that Walsh brought through some players, our previous Managers wanted.
Can anyone tell me that in the time scale of having the two directors of football at the club, how many of those youngsters have been given an extended run in the team, ok Davies and a couple more at most.
The Manager picks the team, he has youngsters on the bench, but week after week, we never see any coming off the bench for game time.
Tonight we will have the likes of Broadhead, Nkounkou and maybe even Warrington, however you know if the likes of Iwobi, Or any of the other suspects are on the bench, you know the same will come on tonight, leaving the youngsters left on the bench without game time.
If the role of the director of football is to promote youngsters, then why not give them a run out from the bench, instead of going for the same faces, week after week coming off the bench.
Call me old fashioned but having a Manager and scouts seemed to work well, before the directors of football came in.
63 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:43:31
64 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:47:36
65 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:49:26
There was another player (not a Blue) who dropped a jar of mayonnaise on his foot and was out for months.
When players pile on top of each other in celebration Im often amazed more arent injured.
66 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:52:11
67 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:57:02
68 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:57:44
69 Posted 12/04/2021 at 18:57:46
And didn't Lua Lua damage his ankle in the somersault thing he used to do?
70 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:00:42
71 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:00:55
72 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:01:37
73 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:03:25
Become part of goal celebrations now so here to stay.
74 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:07:36
75 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:11:57
As for the other players on the treatment table, well non of them want to be injured and its just hard luck, they need our well wishes not complaint.
76 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:22:14
77 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:36:14
Petty, prejudiced and small minded. No wonder Benitez referred to us as a small club and unless we win tonight, that where we will remain. I see Carlo is still tinkering about with team formation to find magic formula.
78 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:36:57
79 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:37:50
#glassfoot#getrid#terminate and all the other things you said.
80 Posted 12/04/2021 at 19:55:06
81 Posted 12/04/2021 at 20:02:39
82 Posted 12/04/2021 at 20:14:21
83 Posted 12/04/2021 at 20:48:46
84 Posted 12/04/2021 at 23:30:49
What, a couple of appearances before hed really had time to unpack?
If this injury is through contact and unrelated to the other 2 then it could just be an unfortunate coincidence and not a major concern in itself. You do have to worry about his apparent vulnerability though.
85 Posted 12/04/2021 at 23:40:12
86 Posted 12/04/2021 at 23:40:33
Some injury prone players aren't worthy the risk, James, Allan. Most are not, Delph, Alc etc.
I do not trust Mina or Gbamin to play more than half a season, so like Macca, except that and/or move them on. We need to plan to be without then.
87 Posted 12/04/2021 at 23:47:02
88 Posted 13/04/2021 at 00:09:24
89 Posted 13/04/2021 at 11:18:38
I'd rather look at Carlo's predilection for older players, who will break down more often on average – witness Allan and James. We need younger players.
90 Posted 13/04/2021 at 11:30:47
Secondly: if we were looking to sign midfielders now, we definitely wouldn't buy Gbamin. His injury record at his current club is dreadful and, in the few minutes he has managed to play since arriving, he's shown nothing. Now it may be that, given a full season in the PL, he will turn out to be a decent player. But that doesn't look like its going to happen any time soon.
Of course we will keep him on the books, and give him all the medical help he needs. But if we don't buy a replacement for him in the summer, we are taking a massive risk.
91 Posted 13/04/2021 at 11:41:09
Bad luck happens, he has not inflicted this on himself as far as we know so lets wish him well and hope this is not too bad.
92 Posted 13/04/2021 at 14:11:36
Comments that he was shite in his previous brief appearance is absolutely shocking, judging a player with 10 minutes under his belt unbelievable. Doucouré and Digne both fractured their ankles in training incidents also... are we that physical in training sessions?
93 Posted 14/04/2021 at 04:58:21
Couldn't have come at a worse time for us either, we need the players available now. From his perspective, how the hell do you pick yourself up after this. I'd jack it in. Hope he doesn't despair.
94 Posted 14/04/2021 at 13:32:09
95 Posted 14/04/2021 at 14:23:35
I feel a song coming on.
96 Posted 14/04/2021 at 15:08:01
97 Posted 14/04/2021 at 15:10:58
The bad news is a lot of Evertonians are letting their frustration turn into cynicism towards all the players.
If we are to ever climb that mountain back to the top we need full support of whoever puts that blue shirt on.
98 Posted 14/04/2021 at 17:15:43
All the best to him in his (latest!) recovery.
99 Posted 14/04/2021 at 17:23:57
He has three years left on his contract so letting him go wouldn't be free.
If the club wanted to "offload" him then he has the right to three years of his agreed salary.
Makes much more sense to persevere at the moment if only from a financial viewpoint.
100 Posted 14/04/2021 at 18:06:04
He's going nowhere!
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