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Everton manager confirms Colombian defender suffered new setback

Colombia v England: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Mina scored a last-minute equaliser against England in the World Cup last 16
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Marco Silva has revealed Yerry Mina will miss another week after picking up a fresh knock in training.

The Colombian centre-back, signed from Barcelona on transfer deadline day for £27 million, is yet to make his Blues bow after a foot injury sustained during the World Cup.

He began full training with his new team-mates a fortnight ago but manager Silva confirmed during his press conference before tomorrow’s visit of Fulham that Mina has suffered another setback:

“Two days ago [Wednesday] he suffered a stamp in his foot one moment with Bernard. [It was] painful [at] that moment, [so he] stopped [training] yesterday and today.

“We hope early next week he’ll start.”

Silva also provided updates on the fitness of Seamus Coleman and Phil Jagielka, saying that both are recovering well from their respective injuries:

“Coleman will be the same [as Mina]. He’s recovering well; we hope next week he’ll work with me in full sessions.

“Jags is working since last Monday, did a full session with us.”

Coleman withdrew from international duty with Ireland due to a foot injury, and has not featured for the Toffees since the 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town on September 1.

Jagielka has been sidelined with a knee problem; his last appearance was the opening-day 2-2 draw at Wolverhampton, in which he was sent off.