Browning out for the rest of the season following surgery

14/12/2015  17 Comments  [Jump to last]
The operation that Tyias Browning recently had on his damaged knee is going to require months of rehabilitation, dealing the young defender a significant blow just when he was hoping to take the next step in his development.

Browning had keyhole surgery at the start of the month and though Everton offered no specific prognosis in terms of his recovery, Roberto Martinez has revealed that the 21-year-old is unlikely to play again this season.

He has already featured at first-team level this season, filling in for Seamus Coleman at right back as injuries severely disrupted the Blues' back line early on in the campaign and it was expected that he would be given an opportunity out on loan at some point this season.

Browning suffered an injury playing for Everton's U21s last month, however, and was forced to go under the knife.

Despite having to call on the Liverpool-born centre half already, Martinez says that there will be no need to dip into the transfer market for defensive back-up, even.

We always look at how the squad is in every window but we have four first team defenders injured today and that happens, the manager said.

I think we need to be realistic. Our squad is big enough, our squad is strong and we have a great balance of experience and the talent that we have and at the moment we are going to get Phil Jagielka back very, very soon. We are going to have Tyias Browning out for the season but we have got Bryan Oviedo to come back as well so the players are at the football club"

"On the plus side is that we have performed really really well having five first team defenders out of the line up. It is a real sign of the development of the young players here and I wouldnt bring players here just for the sake of it.  

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Les Martin
1 Posted 14/12/2015 at 08:35:13
Shame for the lad, he must feel lousy, but Unsworth thinks he is a bit special and he has time.

Wishing him a full recovery and good luck.

Sam Hoare
2 Posted 14/12/2015 at 09:29:31
Poor lad. Just as he was beginning to crack the first team. Must be so hard for a young footballer to know you'll have to start again in terms of persuading the coaches to put you up a level. Best of luck to him, by all accounts he's incredibly professional which will stand him in good stead.
Brent Stephens
3 Posted 14/12/2015 at 09:34:20
You feel for the lad. Hope he progresses fast and well.
Jim Bennings
4 Posted 14/12/2015 at 09:35:47
Shocking news for the lad, but we get one of these season ending injuries or operations every year don't we?

It's kind of becoming expected news nowadays.

Barry Pearce
6 Posted 14/12/2015 at 11:07:25
Terrible news; get well soon, Tyias.

I've just wondered what's happened to young Matthew Pennington? I think he got injured, but no updated news on how he's doing. He seemed OK at right back.

Raymond Fox
7 Posted 14/12/2015 at 11:42:57
Shame for Browning; it's part of the game unfortunately. We don't want any more injuries to defenders though.

Although I almost always argue in RM's corner, I wish he would keep the superlatives to when they're deserved; it's the one thing that he does that grates with me.

Andrew Lightfoot
8 Posted 14/12/2015 at 11:46:11
Get well soon, Tyias. You need only look to Ross for inspiration when returning from serious injury.
John Hughes
9 Posted 14/12/2015 at 15:38:15
Come on Tyias you can do it mate. All the best from the Yossers,
Dave Abrahams
10 Posted 14/12/2015 at 15:56:08
Barry (5) yes Mathew Pennington seems to have gone out of the picture since his injury.

I also think he could do a job in the Everton defence when needed, right-back or centre-half, maybe his injury is taking longer than was thought.

Harold Matthews
11 Posted 14/12/2015 at 15:59:31
I've followed you since you were a kid, Tyias. I thought you moved like Pele. Delighted when you made the main squad and did fine.

Get well soon. We're a bit short on big strong lads who can head a ball.

Liam Reilly
12 Posted 14/12/2015 at 18:15:25
Bummer for the lad – it will be tough but he's young enough to come back from this.
Ryan Snyder
13 Posted 14/12/2015 at 21:00:45
This is worrying to me. I'm a sports journalist here in the states. I'm close with two athletes who play American football in college over here, both of which have had serious issues with cartilage.

Of course, there are many different issues with cartilage, so I don't want to speculate too much, but from my experiences, whenever someone has to miss a full season due to cartilage issues, they usually are forced to do what's called the OATS procedure. You can look it up online.

I sincerely hope this isn't what Tyias is going through, but if it is, that doesn't bode well for the long-term. This is a surgery that 60-, 70-year-olds are supposed to have. Not people his age. Both friends of mine that went this route were never able to fully recover. It's basically a 50/50 chance that it works out long-term.

Again, I don't know the exact issue, but it's clearly not a meniscus or anything like that if he's out this long. The OATS procedure is one of only a few cartilage surgeries that would keep a player out this long.

Anthony Dwyer
14 Posted 15/12/2015 at 00:47:22
Real shame; best of luck, Tyais.
Ray Roche
15 Posted 15/12/2015 at 08:04:18
Ryan, Kone was also out for a long period with a cartilage problem. Do you know if this was the same problem or could it be in some way related to the training regime? I speak as a man with no cartilage in his right knee since 1980....
Ryan Snyder
16 Posted 15/12/2015 at 17:44:35
Ray (#14),

I'm really not sure. Just speculating from my experiences covering similar injuries for the teams I cover over here in America.

I'm far from a doctor, haha. I just became close friends with one of the players that was forced to go through that procedure, so when he explained it to me, I did some research.

Who knows. I'm probably totally wrong. It's probably something else. Hopefully I am because Tyias has a very bright future and the club is going to need him to be healthy these next few years.


Ray Roche
17 Posted 15/12/2015 at 18:08:33
No worries, Ryan, I just thought you might have the inside track. With luck Browning can make a full recovery, he does indeed look a good prospect. Some hard work ahead of him though.
Dave Southword
18 Posted 15/12/2015 at 23:14:01
The biggest issue with a long term injury is probably keeping the player off the sniff and the drink and keeping them out of the bookies, especially at such an age.

Very much doubt that Ty is that sort of the man, so looking forward to him back and pressing for the first team next year.

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