Everton are handed a boost as Yerry Mina will NOT need surgery… but Frank Lampard admits defender will be out for the foreseeable future as injury will require ‘a lot of work behind the scenes’
- Yerry Mina suffered a tendon issue during the game against Newcastle
- Everton feared Colombia international could be out for up to 10 weeks
- But in a boost to Frank Lampard Mina will not need surgery
- However, Everton expect defender to be unavailable for the foreseeable future
Everton defender Yerry Mina does not require surgery on his injured thigh.
The Colombia international suffered a high grade quadriceps tendon issue during the Toffees’ 3-1 Premier League loss to Newcastle on February 8.
Centre-back Mina was substituted after 35 minutes at St James’ Park as Frank Lampard’s first top-flight game as Everton manager ended in defeat.
Yerry Mina suffered a high grade quadriceps tendon issue in the game against Newcastle
Lampard confirmed an operation is not necessary but expects to be without the 27-year-old player for the foreseeable future.
‘He didn’t (need surgery) – we hope that remains the case, so we’re working on the injury now,’ Lampard told his club’s website.
‘Yerry is here working with our medical team to try to make some early strides and make sure he recovers, because I know he’s had some repetitive kind of injuries – different injuries – but he’s had his issues.
Everton feared the Colombia international may need surgery and be out for 10 weeks
But Mina will not require surgery, although the club expect him to be out for the foreseeable
Frank Lampard said Mina’s injury will require ‘a lot of work behind the scenes’
‘I think it’s really important we focus on this one to get it right.
‘It won’t be surgery, but it will be a lot of work behind the scenes. Obviously, it’s also quite a long injury so Yerry will need some time mentally to have a breather at times.
‘We’ll do our best to make sure he comes back and hopefully help to prevent further injuries off the back of it.’
Mina claimed the first goal of Lampard’s tenure, opening the scoring in the 4-1 FA Cup victory over Brentford, three days before limping off against the Magpies.