Everton’s on-loan striker Lacina Traore is set to be out for several weeks with a hamstring injury, says manager Roberto Martinez.
The Ivory Coast international reported a problem during the warm-up ahead of Saturday’s defeat at Chelsea and was immediately withdrawn from the starting line-up.
“Obviously with this sort of injury it is normally weeks rather than months,” Martinez tells City Talk 105.9.
“The type of player Lacina is, a sprinter, means these sort of injuries need to be well recovered.”
Lacina joined Monaco from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala in the winter transfer window and was immediately loaned to Everton to continue his development.
The Ivory Coast international arrived Goodison Park with an existing hamstring injury to his other leg.
He scored on his debut in the FA Cup victory over Swansea on February 15, which remains his only appearance.