Date: 8th April 2019 at 7:55pm
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Marco Silva believes Yerry Mina could return from a hamstring injury before the end of the season, adding that the Everton defender is working hard on “doing his recovery and normal therapy”. Mina picked up the injury on international duty for Colombia but the 2018/19 season only has a handful of weeks remaining which could mean the centre-back won’t return in time.

The Everton manager told Liverpool Echo: “He keeps doing his recovery and normal therapy in this moment, let’s see after next week. It is possible I have more updates for you and can be more assertive to you but my feeling is that he will play before the end of the season.” Mina has endured an injury-hit debut season since joining from Barcelona last summer.

The 24-year-old had to wait two months before making his Everton debut due to a foot injury, he spent the majority of January and February sidelined with a similar injury and now he’s out of action with a hamstring complaint. In total, Mina has missed 21 Premier League games this season. Everton’s final game of the campaign is on May 12 so Mina has four-and-a-half weeks to return.

Everton’s remaining fixtures

  • April 13: Fulham v Everton
  • April 21: Everton v Manchester United
  • April 27: Crystal Palace v Everton
  • May 3: Everton v Burnley
  • May 12: Tottenham v Everton

Silva isn’t expected to have the summer recruit back in time for Fulham, but h will give an update on Mina’s progress next week.

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