Date: 19th April 2019 at 9:10pm
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Everton have confirmed that Yerry Mina will miss Sunday’s meeting with Manchester United and Marco Silva told Liverpool Echo that the Colombian centre-back could return to training next week. The Everton boss said: “Possibly next week (Mina) will start full training with us.” It’s his third injury layout this season, capping a disappointing debut campaign at Goodison Park.

Mina has been out of action since mid-March, missing Everton’s last three Premier League games – West Ham United (March 30), Arsenal (April 7), Fulham (April 13) – with a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old has made only three appearances since the turn of the year, racking up 106 minutes of league football in 2019.

He’s made 14 appearances in all competitions, 12 of which have come in the league. Mina has racked up 800 minutes of top-flight football, making 46 clearances, winning 37 aerial duels (59%), averaging 38 passes-per-game with 84% accuracy and has averaged a tackle (13) or interception (8) every 38 minutes.

In Mina’s absence, Phil Jagielka has partnered Kurt Zouma at the heart of the Everton defence, keeping Michael Keane on the bench. If the injured defender returns next week as planned, he could be in line to face Crystal Palace on April 27 or Burnley on May 3.

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