Everton’s Bryan Oviedo Out For The Rest Of The Season

Everton midfielder, Bryan Oviedo have been hit with a fresh injury setback as manager Roberto Martinez reveals the Costa Rican will not feature again for the rest of the season due to a broken metatarsal.

The 25-year-old could not play football for eight months last year after suffering a double leg-break, forcing him out of the Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

His new injury will prevent him from playing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup beginning in July.

“We had a real disappointing situation with Bryan Oviedo in training as he has fractured his fifth metatarsal (in his right foot), which is incredibly bad luck,” Martinez told a press conference on Thursday.

Bryan Oviedo Out for the Rest of the Season. Image: Getty.
Bryan Oviedo Out for the Rest of the Season. Image: Getty.

“He was in a great moment of form to get back into the squad and finish the season playing, but it was a very unfortunate action on his own and he is going to be out for the rest of the season.

“It is not his leg he had the break in, so there it is nothing to do with the mechanics involved, but it means he will miss the Gold Cup for Costa Rica.”

Oviedo had been due to make his return from a hamstring injury in a game between Everton’s U-21s and their Liverpool counterparts at Goodison Park on Thursday.