Yerry Mina remains some weeks away from returning to action for Everton but it does not appear as though he will need to undergo surgery to correct his latest injury.
The Colombian has been dogged by injury throughout much of his time with the Blues and had only started seven Premier League matches before his appearance at St James's Park the Tuesday before last which lasted just 35 minutes.
Mina was forced to come off in that match with another thigh problem and there were concerns that he might need an operation but Frank Lampard told the print media following his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's trip to Southampton that that does not look likely at this stage.
"No he didn't [need surgery], and we hope that remains the same,” the manager said of what is apparently a high grade thigh tendon injury.
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"So we're working on the injury now. Yerry's here working with our medical team to try and make some early strides in making sure he recovers.
"I know he's had some repetitive kind of injuries, different injuries, but he's had his issues. I think it's really important we focus on this one to get it right.
"It won't be surgery, it'll be a lot of work behind-the-scenes and obviously it's quite a long injury so Yerry will need some time mentally to have a breather at times.
"We'll do our best to make sure he comes back hopefully preventing further injuries off the back of it."
No definitive timeline has been put on the former Barcelona defender's return but while Lampard indicated that Ben Godfrey might be two to three weeks away, he said that Mina will need a while longer.
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1 Posted 18/02/2022 at 02:32:23
2 Posted 18/02/2022 at 02:59:45
Hopefully, you have other machines (maybe not with the same ‘on paper' specifications as these ‘premium' machines), that get the job done and keep the factory running.
3 Posted 18/02/2022 at 03:32:24
4 Posted 18/02/2022 at 03:40:58
Trouble is, you can only replace so many working parts before your
ROI is seriously adversely affected.
5 Posted 18/02/2022 at 05:09:34
6 Posted 18/02/2022 at 05:10:33
Call me a sceptic or a cynic, but it always seems the ones on megabucks who are constant 'sick notes'! 🤔
7 Posted 18/02/2022 at 07:51:37
8 Posted 18/02/2022 at 08:29:58
If he played every game, I would be looking to pin him down on a long term contract but he doesn't. We look so much more solid when he is in the side.
9 Posted 18/02/2022 at 10:19:43
If you are not fit, you are surplus to requirements.
10 Posted 18/02/2022 at 10:44:19
The more they sprint, I'm sure it's more likely they are suddenly going to start having muscle problems, until the players properly adapt anyway.
11 Posted 18/02/2022 at 10:46:03
I think, and just an opinion, that teams such as that lot have fewer injuries as they are a winning team. Basic psychology but surely you'll push yourself more if your mates are out there beating all in front of them.
If you're getting pasted each week and the crowd is on your back, then you're more likely to seek out the comforts of the treatment room.
12 Posted 18/02/2022 at 14:54:11
Weve never really had a big/good enough squad that weve been able to rotate players to limit overload. This also goes hand in hand with the questions that gets raised about the medical team. Players physical management has always been an issue compared to other teams. Look at Spurs and Ledley King. He probably extended his career by 3 years by them creating a personalized program for him. I guess by his final year there hed only was able to train once a week with the full squad, but was still a vital cog in the wheel.
13 Posted 18/02/2022 at 16:33:33
Lester 5, James a premium machine??
14 Posted 18/02/2022 at 16:52:31
15 Posted 18/02/2022 at 17:02:57
16 Posted 18/02/2022 at 17:11:25
17 Posted 18/02/2022 at 17:45:41
18 Posted 22/02/2022 at 10:04:07
We should be keeping a beady eye on the lad Kilman at Wolves, a player who keeps on improving and is a left-footer too. He would be an ideal centre-back and give us some much-needed balance in the heart of our back four.
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