Everton defender Yerry Mina has suffered an injury ‘setback’ that will likely keep him out of action for a number of weeks according to medical expert, Ben Dinnery via GiveMeSport.
The Columbian defender cost the Toffees just over £27 million when he joined from Barcelona back in 2018.
Injuries have really been one of Mina’s biggest issues since his arrival. He’s had 11 different injuries, before the most recent one across the four years he’s been at Everton, which is certainly a lot.
Last season, the 28-year-old only made 13 appearances in the Premier League. This campaign has fared even worse, Mina has only played in one league match for Frank Lampard’s side.
Here’s what Dinnery had to say in his update about Mina’s injury, “It’s a difficult one because, with any hamstring injury, we’re looking at two or three weeks at least.
“Certainly, with Yerry Mina, it may be one that you’re just looking at and thinking is that going to stretch even beyond that?
“It’s just unfortunate that this is the latest setback and, undoubtedly, it will impact on the remainder of his season.”
TIF’s view on Dinnery’s comments…
We believe that this injury will be a huge blow for Mina. It was only at the end of October, that he returned from his last one.
This could well mean that the defender’s time at Goodison is up very soon. When you look at his appearances during his spell with Everton, only once has he come close to playing over 30 league matches.
A player that is constantly out on the sidelines isn’t of much use to Everton. They’re currently in the midst of a relegation battle. So they’ll want as many fit players as possible.
The Toffees sit one point above the relegation zone and have conceded 17 goals along the way. However, it’s actually up the other end of the pitch where they have struggled, scoring only 11 all season.
With the likes of Conor Coady and James Tarkowski at Everton’s disposal, Mina will struggle to get back into the side once he returns from injury. By the summer he could be saying goodbye to Goodison Park.