Everton podcaster Ryan Willimas has described the latest injury blow to Yerry Mina as ‘brutal’.
The Lowdown: Triple injury blow
The Goodison Park outfit came back from their tour of Australia with three injury blows despite beating Celtic 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in normal time in a friendly game this morning.
Tom Davies has returned from Sydney after sustaining a knee injury in training, while both Mina and Abdoulaye Doucoure had to be taken off during the match due to a hamstring and knee injury respectively.
The Latest: Mina injury ‘brutal’
Taking to Twitter, Williams bemoaned the injury to Mina in particular, calling it ‘brutal’:
“Brutal. Far and away Everton’s best defender, but clearly has muscular issues. I just don’t understand how in modern sports something like this still happens. He played in 33 & 29 matches in consecutive seasons. This isn’t normal in 2022. My fear is that DCL will be the same.”
The Verdict: Time to go…
Unfortunately for Mina, he just has not been able to keep himself fit for long enough since moving to Merseyside, having missed a staggering 55 games through injury since the 2018/19 season, including 15 so far this campaign (Transfermarkt).
Currently on £120,000-per-week at the Blues, he is also the club’s joint-highest earner (FBRef), which is seeing precious funds go to waste.
With his contract running out in the summer, the Toffees need to try and find a buyer for him in the January transfer window, or just let him go for free at the end of the season.
Either way, his latest injury setback is yet another blow for Frank Lampard, who already had the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin on the treatment table.
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