Oviedo injury not serious

17/01/2016  19 Comments  [Jump to last]
Roberto Martinez has provided assurances that Bryan Oviedo escaped serious injury in yesterday's draw with Chelsea.

The Costa Rican defender was stretchered off the field with 20 minutes to go of the controversial 3-3 draw but appeared to signal to his manager that he had not been badly injured.

That was backed up by Martinez after the game when he said that the club's medical staff expected him to be okay.

Oviedo has battled a series of injuries since breaking his leg in an FA Cup tie at Stevenage two years ago and the sight of him leaving the field on a stretcher brought back memories of that horrific injury but Martinez assuaged fears, saying:

Oviedo should be okay. We will asses him over the next 24 hours. It was more a knock that anything else. We expect him to be okay.  

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Karl Masters
1 Posted 17/01/2016 at 07:12:59
Good, he deserves some luck.
Duncan McDine
2 Posted 17/01/2016 at 07:37:11
Lets hope that is the case.
Laurie Hartley
3 Posted 17/01/2016 at 07:55:11
I really hope this injury is in fact only a knock. This lad deserves a change of luck.
Geoff Evans
4 Posted 17/01/2016 at 09:19:23
His injury away in a Europa tie was supposed to have been minor and wasn't. Let's hope the boys OK, he deserves some luck with a lot to offer.
Rob Halligan
5 Posted 17/01/2016 at 09:23:23
He was walking up and down the train we were on coming back from London yesterday. Seemed fine to me. Me mate asked him and he said he was okay.
Terence Tyler
6 Posted 17/01/2016 at 09:37:37
Been linked with loan move to QPR. Gibson with Blackburn
Mike Hayes
7 Posted 17/01/2016 at 10:16:20
Hope he's back for next game – we need competition for places.

Good to see Mirallas get on the score sheet and have a few good shots.

Paul Ellam
8 Posted 17/01/2016 at 10:27:54
I hope it doesn't prove to be serious. The lad has had awful luck with injuries and deserves a break.

Not that "kind" of break though!

Colin Hughes
9 Posted 17/01/2016 at 10:31:09
The lad is an injury curse, had he have not been on the pitch in the first place, there wouldn't have been 7 minutes injury time.

Why the hell did Martinez break up a defence that had just kept a clean sheet at the Premier League's top scorers anyway? Seems to me he just wants to do favours for players to keep the squad happy.

Keith Harrison
10 Posted 17/01/2016 at 11:02:57
Colin, that's a really poor statement. The way the Chelsea players were following through, it's a wonder more of our players weren't badly injured. Baines was the subject of two late crackers from Willian and then Costa, the latter of which deservedly injured the perpetrator.

I can only assume if Leighton – or Jags – had been injured similarly, you would have used exactly the same sentiment. We were robbed by poor officiating decisions, and our inherent inability to close a game out.

Oliver Molloy
11 Posted 17/01/2016 at 11:18:27

Oviedo is a good player who has shown his commitment for our club by getting stuck in – unlike some other players.

"Had he not been on the pitch there wouldn't have been 7 minutes injury time" – how do you know???

Don't blame Oviedo; the blame lies firmly with the team and the manager for once again being unable to hold on to a lead. Excuse after excuse after excuse; until somebody steps up and takes control of our defending, this is going to happen again and again.The Incredible One said he and the team have learned from their mistakes – the results tell a different story.

Bob McEvoy
12 Posted 17/01/2016 at 17:01:45
My view is that Bryan was injured but not seriously, he's not in any discomfort watching him on my dodgy stream. This injury was deliberately used to break up the play and allow the team to get themselves organised after Chelsea had got back to 2-2... and by-and-large it worked – apart from the late shambles/injustice.
Steve Carse
13 Posted 17/01/2016 at 18:25:08
I thought Oviedo had an excellent game, made even more worthy given it was an unnatural side of the pitch he was asked to play on. He was sharp in getting tight to his winger and composed on the ball. No way should we be contemplating letting him out on loan.
Harold Matthews
14 Posted 18/01/2016 at 00:50:03
Hope he recovers soon. The way we set up with no right midfielder left him very exposed and having to deal with two or three opposition players all the time he was on. Dumb tactics and a dumb result.
Mark Dunford
16 Posted 18/01/2016 at 11:27:13
Oviedo played well on Saturday and is probably the unluckiest player with injuries I've seen at Everton in the 40+ years I've been supporting this side. The centre of defence is better with Jags and Stones together, even though Funes Mori did well when he came on and has proved to be an able deputy. We need to strengthen defence and it was a shame that Ron Vlaar went elsewhere - let's hope that Byram signs, but a no nonsense experienced centre half and a strong midfield reserve would have helped on Saturday
Will Firstbrook
17 Posted 18/01/2016 at 14:49:46
Good shout, Harold! It's frightening how unbalanced the side is at times. Our fullbacks are often left terribly exposed whenever an opponent decides to press/counter. It's no wonder Seamus is not bombing forward as much this season when you consider who has been playing in front of him. Makeshift wingers who all have a tendency to drift inside.

Considering how long he has been away from first team action, I thought Oviedo was handling the situation well before his injury. Thankful for him it's nothing too serious.

Geoff Evans
18 Posted 18/01/2016 at 21:31:32
Is this true or more spin from this joke we call a manager?
Michael Polley
19 Posted 19/01/2016 at 04:18:31
Glad to hear he is okay.
Keith Harrison
20 Posted 21/01/2016 at 19:03:04
It's nothing serious, Will. He should be available for Norwich at home.

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