Everton manager Frank Lampard has revealed that Yerry Mina will be out until April with a quad injury. Lampard’s first Premier League match in charge of Everton ended in a 3-1 defeat against Newcastle on Tuesday, and the defender was substituted before half-time.
Everton’s Yerry Mina was replaced before halftime in Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to Newcastle; Everton manager Frank Lampard: “It’s a disappointment for all of us. I’ve realized in the week I’ve been here that he’s a major leader in the group and a top player for us, so he’ll be missed greatly.”
“Yerry Mina has an unfortunate injury which will be probably between eight to 10 weeks,” he told reporters ahead of his side’s home Premier League game against Leeds on Saturday.
Following that game, Lampard stated that there had been some initial concern about the Colombian international’s situation, and on Friday, he confirmed the severity of the problem.
“It’s a strong injury around his quad. It’s disappointing for us all. In the week I’ve been here I’ve realised he’s a big leader in the group and a top player obviously for us, so a big miss.”
Due to injury difficulties, Mina has only played in 10 Premier League games this season, and his latest absence is a significant blow for Lampard, who is just two points above the relegation zone.
Demarai Gray, who was forced off against Newcastle due to a hip injury, will also miss Saturday’s match against Leeds, according to Lampard. Also absent are Abdoulaye Doucoure, Fabian Delph, Tom Davies, and Ben Godfrey.
“I was aware on the night that our medical team, who in the short term here have been great and really on point, were wary of the type of injury straight away just from Yerry’s description of what he felt, so we were aware straight away and obviously our worst fears were confirmed a day or so later in terms of being out for a while,” Lampard added.