Townsend set for long road to recovery

Wednesday, 8 June, 2022 7comments  |  Jump to last
Andros Townsend is set for a long path to full recovery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee at Crystal Palace back in March.

Townsend had successful surgery soon after the injury but his father, Troy, doesn't expect him to be fully fit before the end of 2022.

“It's now in the process of recuperation, so he doesn't get much time off and I don't think he'd want it.

“He needs to get back and make the knee stronger and see where the season will take him, but it definitely won't be the first half [of next season], I will imagine.

“He's always said that he's never been a good patient and that he wants to get back out onto the field of play.”  

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Jerome Shields
1 Posted 08/06/2022 at 19:45:54
That first 15 minutes against Crystal Palace was pure madness. Everton running about as if the game was going to last one half. Well it did last one half with Everton pooped for the second half. Having an aged player like Townsend rush in for the ball like that was always going to run the risk of injury.

Townsend was necessary support for the season, but now he looks as if it will be after Xmas before he comes back. No wonder it is reported that Frank is looking for three midfielders.

Soren Moyer
2 Posted 08/06/2022 at 20:20:02
I wonder what his mum would say, lol?
John Chambers
3 Posted 08/06/2022 at 21:19:39
Sadly, I suspect we may have seen the last of him if that is the case. He was one of the few positives in the first half of last season. If he won't recover until the end of this year, realistically, I can't see he could be expected to contribute much next season so any summer signing will have to be able to replace him.
Lee Courtliff
4 Posted 08/06/2022 at 22:06:37
Good luck to him. He and Demarai were stand-out players in the first half of the season – without them replacing the goals and assists of James and Gylfi, then we definitely would have been relegated.

£1.7M for both was an absolute steal.

Gary Jones
5 Posted 08/06/2022 at 22:09:22
Hopefully half a dozen cameos toward the end, with a top corner rocket taking us into Europe and giving him a fitting end to a solid career……
Gary Jones
6 Posted 08/06/2022 at 22:12:27
Jerome @1

I suspect the frantic 15 minutes will be par for the course for a lot of teams this year. The 5 subs will allow teams to take off those who run themselves into the ground. If we can't find a way to play football round the press, we need to recruit some absolute units who can run to the last.

Justin Doone
7 Posted 09/06/2022 at 18:35:16
Does anyone know if injured players' insurance covers Everton's costs, ie, salary, or does its only cover a "sales value" should they not make a recovery?

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