Losing Yakubu early in the season is a mere blip on the radar now compared to the injury crisis Everton are now facing. Even their manager claims the club can’t handle these problems late in the season! So is the Merseyside outfit set for a season that ends with a whimper? Only the current squad can answer that question.
Everton boss David Moyes watched in horror as midfield magician, Mikel Arteta, fell to the ground in pain during Sunday’s 0-0 draw against Newcastle. The loss wasn’t only a huge hit to Moyes’ starting XI, but also to the squad as a whole that suffered another massive injury hit.
“He underwent a succession of scans on his knee on Sunday night to ascertain the full extent of the injury, with the results revealing he has no chance of pulling on an Everton jersey again this term,” the club said on their website.
Everton’s manager, David Moyes, said: “Injuries are part of football but what we’ll miss is that we don’t have the squad or numbers to do it. You’ve got to have the numbers, and that’s where our problem comes.” (The Guardian)
When the manager admits that his club is undermanned, that’s when you know that it’s time to sound the alarms. Everton thought they were in a world of hurt without a strong group of strikers; they’ll now see what it’s like to finish the season without their most important player. To be honest, it can’t get any worse for Everton at the moment. I’m sure supporters would agree with that statement, right?