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Blow for Everton as Yerry Mina suffers hamstring injury playing for Colombia

The defender was forced off before half-time

Japan v Colombia - International Friendly Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

The curse of the international break looks to have struck again after Yerry Mina was injured playing for Colombia against South Korea.

The defender appeared to suffer a hamstring injury when attempting a clearance shortly before half-time in Seoul.

After treatment by physios it was concluded he couldn’t continue and was replaced by Jeison Murillo.

Though we have yet to discover the severity of the injury Mina must be considered a doubt for Everton’s trip to West Ham on Saturday.

It is the latest blow for the 24-year-old, who has endured an injury-plagued debut season at Goodison Park.

A lingering foot injury meant he did not make his debut until November whilst ongoing fitness issues means he has made just 14 appearances in all competitions.

The form of Kurt Zouma and Michael Keane has also kept Mina out of the side, though he did return to the starting line-up against Chelsea last time out as Zouma was ineligible.

Mina is the second Toffees player to pick up an injury on international duty after Lucas Digne withdrew from the France squad with a thigh problem.

Zouma and Leighton Baines are ready to come in should the duo be ruled out of Saturday’s game at the London Stadium. But options beyond that are scarce so we can only hope both players will be back up and running soon.