Home News injury lukaku derail evertons season

Injury to Lukaku could derail Everton’s season



We sometimes use affiliate links in our content, when clicking on those we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you. By using this website you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

IHN SPT 231113-55

Just when everything was looking rosy in Roberto Martinez’s Everton garden, the capricious fates of football take a hand. As if losing the Merseyside derby wasn’t bad enough, an injury to on-loan Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku may mean that the Chelsea player may have kicked his last ball for the Toffees. When Martinez agreed to sell Nikita Jelavic to Hull City, having an injury to his number one striker was clearly not the thing he was hoping for, but the loan signing of Monaco’s Lacina Traore could just provide the solution.

The injury to Lukaku happened as Everton were preparing to defend the corner from which Steven Gerrard headed Liverpool ahead. In an unfortunate incident, Gareth Barry slipped on the wet surface whilst tracking his man and collided with the young striker causing him to turn his ankle. After the match, Martinez admitted to being anxious about the outcome of the injury once a scan had been completed, and said that ligament damage was possible. If this turns out to be the case, it may mean the end of the season for Lukaku, plus threaten his World Cup aspirations.

Indications are that Lukaku will return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, as Jose Mourinho sees the young Belgian as part of his plans to overhaul his misfiring strike force in the summer, so if the injury is serious, Lukaku may not play fro Everton again.

At this stage it may be premature to talk in such terms, but the situation highlights the fickle nature of football, and how quickly a club that seems to be sailing serenely along can be brought to a juddering halt.

For more from All Blue Daze:

Facebook: facebook.com/AllBlueDaze

Twitter: @All_Blue_Daze.

Previous article PHOTO: Lacina Traore with the Everton Shirt
Next article Manchester United given hope in £25m rated midfielder chase

Football is a game of passions and opinions. If you’re a fan, it’s both your boon and your bane; the drug that you simply cannot live without. Your team will break your heart, make you despair and swear that you’ll give them up. Like some lovestruck fool ensnared by a femme fatale however, you’ll be back again next week. You know it. They know it. Just accept it and embrace it. The lows are bad, but oh, those highs….. Now in my sixth decade, I’ve been a football fan for over fifty years and a Chelsea fan for every one of them. I hold FA Coaching badges and have been a member of the FA Coaches Association for over 15 years, working with numerous teams of varying age and ability levels; it’s the next best thing to playing. That said, I still regularly don the guise of the ‘Panther’, and keep goal for our company team. I’ve written a number of articles focusing on Spanish Football for a different website, and welcome this opportunity to “call it as I see it, without fear or favour” about our game. As I said, football is a game of passions and opinions, so agree or disagree with what I write as you see fit, I’ll passionately tell you my opinion, you tell me yours. For more from All Blue Daze: Twitter: @All_Blue_Daze Blog: www.allbluedaze.tumblr.com. Facebook: Search ‘All Blue Daze’ and ‘Like’