Everton were hit by an injury crisis during their mid-season tour of Australia… with Tom Davies forced to fly home for treatment and Yerry Mina suffering a hamstring problem as Frank’s team Lampard defeated Celtic in a friendly in Sydney
- Everton’s first trip to Australia in twelve years marred by injury
- Tom Davies flew home to undergo treatment for a knee problem.
- Yerry Mina was sent off with a hamstring problem in the friendly against Celtic
- First-team teammate Abdoulaye Doucoure was also substituted after a knock.
Everton’s first trip to Australia in 12 years already came at a cost: midfielder Tom Davies flew home for treatment with a knee problem and defender Yerry Mina suffered another injury.
Davies was already on a flight back to Merseyside, having been injured in training, before the Toffees won the Sydney Super Cup with a 4–2 penalty shootout victory over Celtic after a goalless draw. at Accor Stadium.
In the match, however, Mina, who has played just twice this campaign and only returned from an ankle injury all season in this month’s Carabao Cup outing to Bournemouth, came off at half-time with a problem. in the hamstring that will require a scan. to determine severity.
Tom Davies has flown home from Everton’s trip to Australia due to a knee problem
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, one of 15 players considered part of the first-team setup in the 22-man squad, was also substituted at half-time with a knock.
Manager Frank Lampard said in his post-match interview: “Yerry felt his hamstring a bit, so we’ll have to scan that.”
“Doucs (Doucoure) had a knock just above the knee, but we’re hopeful he can be fine by Wednesday (against Western Sydney Wanderers).”
Yerry Mina will undergo a scan to determine the severity of the hamstring problem that forced him to play against Celtic.
Abdoulaye Doucoure was also replaced during the interval as Everton defeated the SPL champions.
On Davies, an Everton statement said: “Midfielder Tom Davies suffered a knee injury during a training session in Sydney and will leave Everton’s tour of Australia to be assessed in the UK.
“The midfielder will undergo a scan to find out the full extent of the injury before being treated by the club’s medical staff at Finch Farm.”
Everton play their last game in Australia against Western Sydney Wanderers on Wednesday at CommBank Stadium in Parramatta.