Yerry Mina has certainly become something of a curious case for Everton since joining them from Barcelona in the summer. A lot was expected of the Colombia international when he first arrived at Goodison Park, however, he has since failed to make a real impact.
And, it would appear that it could be even longer for the player to make a return to the first-team as the international break and its ability to cause injuries has struck once again.
What’s the News?
According to a report by Marca Claro, Mina picked up a hamstring injury in the first-half of Colombia’s match against Japan and was forced to withdraw from the game.
It is claimed that the defender will be out for a minimum of three weeks, although they do suggest that they do not know the full extent of the injury.
As mentioned, a lot was expected of Mina when he first arrived at Everton and it would be fair to say that he has not exactly lived up to those expectations many had for him.
Admittedly, the 24-year-old has had a difficult season when it comes down to injuries and it appears his bad luck in regards to spending time on the sidelines looks set to continue this year.
Playing for Colombia could have been the ideal opportunity for him to make a return to first-team action and get himself back into the Everton side, although both Kurt Zouma and Michael Keane have been playing rather well recently.
Also, the suggestion that he could be out for a minimum of three weeks could be something that appears on the side of optimism as a hamstring injury can usually take longer than that to recover from and appears to be rather speculative considering the report mentions the severity of the damage is not yet fully known.
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