Everton have confirmed that Yerry Mina will miss Saturday’s trip to face Fulham with the Colombian international still yet to recover from a hamstring injury. Mina has missed Everton’s last two Premier League games against West Ham United and Arsenal, but he’s been tipped to return later in April.
The 24-year-old has been short of playing time in 2019, making only three league appearances (Bournemouth, Newcastle United, Chelsea) and two in the FA Cup (Lincoln City, Millwall). Mina has endured an injury-laden debut season after joining from Barcelona last summer and may have an uncertain future at Goodison Park.
He’s made a total of 14 appearances in all competitions, 12 of which have come in the league. Mina has made 46 clearances, won 37 aerial duels (59%), averaged 38 passes-per-game with 84% accuracy and averaged a tackle (13) or interception (8) every 38 minutes.
Marco Silva was briefly short of options at centre-back, with Phil Jagielka called upon to partner Kurt Zouma at the heart of the defence against Arsenal on Sunday. Michael Keane was absent due to an illness, but he’s set to return against Fulham. As a result, Mina’s ongoing injury woes won’t be a big blow.