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Martinez Gives Oviedo Update

Boss says thoughts are with left-back after leg break.

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Roberto Martinez has explained the full extent of Bryan Oviedo's leg break.

Speaking after the 4-0 win over Stevenage, the Spaniard revealed that the Costa Rican has been taken to hospital and will have surgery on a double fracture of the left leg.

"The injury to Bryan was very unfortunate," he said. "It wasn't malicious, Bryan is trying to win the ball back and unfortunately has come away with a double fracture, a break in both the tibia and fibula.  

"We are going to assess now what is the next step for Bryan. It is one of those moments that really gives you a bad taste.

"After the injury, the players had to refocus because Bryan is a nice human being and an incredible professional. When something like this happens it gives you a really bad feeling."

The injury comes as a blow to the Costa Rican who was enjoying a run in the Everton first-team.

"If you are going to pick up an injury like this, at least this season has been Bryan Oviedo's season," added Martinez.

"With his level, he has shown the quality that he has and the player that he can be.

"You feel terribly sad for him because it is a great moment in his career, with the World Cup around the corner.

"All we want is Bryan recovered as quick as we can so that he comes back as important as he has been for the squad.

"Our medical department had the final decision on whether he needed surgery and obviously that is the most important next step.

"We will find out more over the next 24 hours."

steven mulliganSO SORRY for you Brian - U made E.F.C History already ! What hurts you makes you stronger - Come back STRONGER brother ;)

Sunday 26th January 21:31 Report Comment

Ste murphyGood luck with your recovery Bryan. You're a young man and will bounce back to play for our great club again. Look at Ross Barkley and how he came back better than ever from a similar injury. NSNO

Sunday 26th January 12:59 Report Comment

Robin `cohenGood luck Bryan, hope you make a speedy recovery. I was back playing in eight weeks so keep the faith (but mine was pretty much the simplest break possible!)

Sunday 26th January 09:58 Report Comment

Barry CraigDesperatly sad as Bryan was having a great season for us. Hope you have a speedy recovery Bryan and you are back where you belong, in the first team,as soon as possible. Our thoughts are with you.

Sunday 26th January 09:23 Report Comment

Ciaran Hammondreal big shame for us, costa rica and his career

Sunday 26th January 09:17 Report Comment

Casey RybackLet's win the FA Cup for Bryan!

Sunday 26th January 09:06 Report Comment

Colin PowerGood luck with the op Brian & back as soon as.

Sunday 26th January 04:57 Report Comment

martin gwilliamA MAN WHO PLAYS HIS GUTS OUT, QUICK RECOVERY BRIAN, THE FANS AND THE CLUB NEED YOU BACK.....COYB

Sunday 26th January 04:31 Report Comment

Andy PearceGut-wrenching and sickening injury to one of my favourite players this season. Sending all my positive thoughts his way for a speedy recovery.

Sunday 26th January 02:28 Report Comment

Gary SuttonSad news about Bryan today, hop he gets well soon !!

Sunday 26th January 00:51 Report Comment

Richard PorterAll the very best Bryan on your recovery we as fans thank you for your commitment to the club and your team mates I will pray to my god that you have a speedy recovery God bless you Bryan

Saturday 25th January 23:56 Report Comment

mark fosterget well soon bryand, all our thoughts are with you mate.

Saturday 25th January 23:24 Report Comment

Elizabeth langfordMade up with result gutted about Brian Oviedo great player get well soon

Saturday 25th January 23:13 Report Comment

graham griffithsspeedy recovery bry

Saturday 25th January 22:55 Report Comment

Ron DaviesSo sad for Bryan, he has been wonderful all season. The Everton family will look after you and support you. You will come back strong, and you have a great career ahead of you.

Saturday 25th January 22:36 Report Comment

David WilsonAll the best for a steady recovery, you will return and retain your place next season

Saturday 25th January 21:48 Report Comment

Robert PowellI Hate to say it but i lost all interest on the game get well soon bryan your a star xxx

Saturday 25th January 21:37 Report Comment

Paul SandallGutted for the lad he was playing great this season, keep ur chin up and have a speedy recovery Bryan and come back stronger next season.

Saturday 25th January 21:25 Report Comment

Bryan Culshawhorrible injury to a great player and a nice guy. hope to see you back soon Bry.

Saturday 25th January 21:21 Report Comment

Alan SmithBest Wishes Brian! hope you make a full and speedy recovery. You are part of the Everton family so you will get all the care and support you need.

Saturday 25th January 21:09 Report Comment

patricia sweeneyConsiga bien pronto - all evertonians are thinking of you

Saturday 25th January 21:05 Report Comment
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