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Silva provides injury update ahead of West Ham clash

Blues boss gives latest on the current injury crisis


Everton manager Marco Silva confirmed Seamus Coleman will miss Sunday’s visit of West Ham United at his pre-match press conference today.

Coleman withdrew from the Republic of Ireland national squad on Monday with a foot injury, and Silva has now said he expects the right-back to be out for up to two weeks. He said:

“Seamus is out of the match [against West Ham]. Our medical staff will make a report after the press conference or maybe tomorrow, but it is maybe one or two weeks; nothing more.”

There was more positive injury news, though, as Silva announced summer signing Yerry Mina has begun first-team training.

Mina, a £27 million deadline-day signing from Barcelona, had not yet linked up with his new team-mates at Finch Farm after a foot injury sustained in the World Cup with Colombia, but Silva said he has now begun training with the squad:

“Yes, Mina started with the group today. Mina is getting fit and then he will be ready to be in the squad.”

There was more positive news too as Silva said Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Idrissa Gueye and Theo Walcott are all available for the weekend’s game as well.

“Dominic is okay. He worked with the team since he came [back from international duty] yesterday.

Walcott and Gueye are okay. It’s possible, we have one more session tmoorrow and we’ll see how they are.

As for other the late arrivals, Barcelona loanee André Gomes remains sidelined with a hamstring problem, but winger Bernard has, according to Silva, now worked his way up to match-fitness:

“Gomes’ situation you know. He is not ready yet to work with us.

“Everything is okay [with Bernard]. He worked last week with the squad and this week as well.”

Silva also gave the latest on centre-halves Michael Keane and Phil Jagielka, who are suffering head and knee injuries respectively, and also told reporters that midfielder James McCarthy is nearing a return to action.

McCarthy suffered a broken leg in a horrific challenge with West Bromwich Albion’s Salomon Rondon in January, but according to Silva, the Irishman is back among the group:

“It is good to see him [McCarthy] back. It was a bad injury. He is doing well.”

“James is a little different; he has to win some confidence as well. It is time for him to have sessions to give him confidence.”

“You know Keane is a matter of some more days. He is in a good condition; he is working doing specific work. It is a matter of us having precautions maybe to head the ball or whatever. I think next Monday, Tuesday he will start with the team.”

“Jagielka, we will see. He is recovering from this injury in his knee.”

Richarlison is another certainity to join Keane, Jagielka, Gomes and McCarthy on the sidelines this weekend, as he completes his three-match ban following his red card in the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth last month.