Everton Football Club have announced the news that defender Leighton Baines could miss up to six weeks due to fracturing his toe during the Merseyside Derby at the weekend.
Some positive news however for Roberto Martinez and co., is that if the fracture recovers well, Baines could only miss 10-days, but it all depends on how well his toe heals.
In the second-half of the derby, Jordan Henderson accidently clashed into Baines and landed on his foot, which forced him to hobble off and scans revealed the news that it was a fracture and it was confirmed today by Martinez who was talking to the club’s official website.
“Leighton has got a fracture in one of the bones in his right foot,”.
“It could mean anything from missing six weeks to being back in 10 days. It depends how the fracture heals.”
He then added: “It’s in such a specific spot and we’re going to see how [the injury] reacts.
“We need to see how it develops.”
“We have got other players at the football club who can play in that position, from Bryan Oviedo to Tony Hibbert and Sylvain Distin to John Stones,” said Martinez. “We have got many, many options.
“It’s going to be a matter of seeing how the players react in training and, first of all, seeing if Leighton is going to be okay.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles