Injury update for Everton before Bournemouth

Everton boss Marco Silva has given an injury update on summer signing Jean-Philippe Gbamin ahead of their clash with Bournemouth.

The Toffees signed a plethora of players during the summer transfer window.

Alex Iwobi, Fabian Delph, Moise Kean and Jean-Philippe Gbamin were the most notable names on Everton’s shopping list.

While Iwobi, Delph and Kean are now solidifying their places in the team, Gbamin will have to wait.

Despite starting the season pretty decently, the Frenchman suffered an injury in the clash with Watford.

Everton revealed at the end of August that Gbamin had suffered a tendon injury which could keep him out for at least eight weeks. 

Now, ahead of Everton’s clash with Bournemouth this weekend, Marco Silva has provided an update on Gbamin’s return to fitness.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Alex Iwobi of Everton
celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park on September 01, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

“It’s too early to say when Gbamin will be available”

Speaking in his pre-Bournemouth press conference, Silva explained that the club are trying to get him read ‘as fast we can’ but it’s too early to put a date on his return.

“It’s too early to say when Gbamin will be available,” Silva explained, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo. 

“He’s on his way to recovery and what we’ll do as a club and our medical staff will try to get him ready as fast as we can but the most important thing for me is when he can be ready to train hard again and get his place in the team.”

If Gbamin’s injury keeps him out for around eight weeks, which Everton’s original statement suggested, he could be in line to face West Ham on October 19th.

 

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Eddie Howe gives update on Lloyd Kelly ahead of Everton

Marco Silva’s opposite number this weekend has also been speaking about injuries.

Eddie Howe has given an update on Lloyd Kelly’s fitness ahead of the clash with Everton.

Click here to see what he had to say. 


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