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Triple Injury Boost

Anichebe, Jagielka and Arteta all return to Everton training.

Triple Injury Boost

David Moyes has revealed a triple injury boost.

Victor Anichebe, Phil Jagielka and Mikel Arteta have all taken major steps in their recovery from serious knee injuries.

Striker Anichebe and midfielder Arteta are now back in training while Jagielka has been running as he continues his recovery from a second knee operation.

Anichebe and Arteta, both out since February 2009 with knee injuries sustained in the same game at Newcastle, have been able to step up their rehabilitation this week.

The development has delighted Blues boss Moyes who has been battling an extensive injury list all season.

“It is having a really positive effect on me!” the manager told evertonTV.  “To see all those players back in training it feels like I have made five or six new signings this January! I feel fantastic. 

“Victor Anichebe has done a little bit of training with us. Mikel Arteta joined in yesterday (Thursday) with no contact.”

Moyes was also able to report that Jagielka, out since April 2009, was back running after a cartilage problem forced him to have a second operation on his injured knee in November.

Phil Jagielka has been out running this week too while Dan Gosling and Jack Rodwell have also started their running again,” added the manager.

And there was further good news with shorter term hamstring injury victims Sylvain Distin, Jack Rodwell and Dan Gosling all nearing a return.

“Also Sylvain Distin isn't too far away,” continued Moyes. “As far as the group of injured players are concerned I am just starting to see the shoots of recovery.  I am hopeful we will see them back in the not too distant future.”

With Landon Donovan joining the Club this week and Moyes still scouring the loan market, the manager is hoping for significantly increased squad numbers sooner rather than later.

“I would still in an ideal world like to bring in one possibly two more because who knows maybe these players won't get back in time,” he said.

“I saw them all out today but I have seen them out before and they then had set backs.  I have got to hope that this time this is the one for real.”

Mark LynchHere we are during the transfer window buzzing about players returning that are already on our books, that underlines how significant these players are to the Family, i agree it will be like having 3 new players, lets hope the board can whet our appetites one more time with a genuine new arrival(or 2) i think the fact that we have played so much of the season without a lot of our 1st choice players and done quite well under the circumstances, this shows that we have the best manager in the league, and the backbone of a decent team..... KTF

Sunday 10th January 13:48 Report Comment

Mick EganGood luck and best wishes to you all, in continuining your return to fitness and playing again!! Will be a huge boost to have u back, and help finish the season strong! COYB

Sunday 10th January 10:55 Report Comment

Neil MaverI reckon we need to sign a quality right back plus possibly another central defender to strengthen the squad and we'll be ready to kick ass, especially with Jagielka and Arteta back!!

Saturday 9th January 19:31 Report Comment

daniel cattongreat news oo injury front . think need couple more sighnings . come on david work your magic .

Saturday 9th January 13:41 Report Comment

Judy PerryIs our luck finally changing lets hope. COYB

Saturday 9th January 13:08 Report Comment

Robin `cohenBest news I've had this year by a long shot, including winning the lottery, having twins and the £10k payrise!

Saturday 9th January 10:57 Report Comment

daniel byrneRe: Donovan, he is most effective as a second striker / attacking midfielder. Outside of Arteta, Saha, Pienaar, Cahill, and Fellaini, he WILL give every other midfielder and striker a reason to work harder for a starting position. He has endless energy and a tremendous work-rate, slashing runs followed by spot-on passes, will work well with Saha up front if given the time to adjust.

Saturday 9th January 05:33 Report Comment

Ashley LivingstonAwesome news. 2010 is going to be a great year. COYB

Friday 8th January 23:42 Report Comment

david harmanGreat New`s this must certainly have the squad buzzing knowing they are going to have some of the top player`s` coming back. The time must be upon us to start climbing up the P.L.

Friday 8th January 21:42 Report Comment

Keith Daniel RobertsAll seems to be shaping up nicely for 2010! COYB!

Friday 8th January 21:31 Report Comment

Vincent Weightwhen their playin agen we shud start winnin games agen were goin UP COYB

Friday 8th January 20:33 Report Comment

Stephen BrownDon't let them slip on the ice Moyes!!!!

Friday 8th January 19:58 Report Comment

Sam PeelTerrific news on the lnjury front, lets put a good team performance together at arsenal

Friday 8th January 19:23 Report Comment

Martin ConnorWow, so excited by this news, Jags and Arteta are absolutely essential to our team and I honestly cant wait to see them back in action.

Friday 8th January 18:13 Report Comment

Dave SimpsonThis is fantastic news, but lets be honest with ourselves they have just started training there is a long way back to premier level fitness. The current side are giving 100%, but this could be the icing on the cake for Mach/ April.

Friday 8th January 17:39 Report Comment

Paul Ellamfantastic news, its been a while coming but hopefully soon the lads who have carried us so far this season will have much needed back up and maybe even a rest!

Friday 8th January 17:17 Report Comment

Paul BowenCAN'T WAIT!! COYB'S. :-D

Friday 8th January 16:52 Report Comment

james salt'ee-oo..up-the prem-ier league we go !!!!

Friday 8th January 16:36 Report Comment

brennan finneganCant wait for this midfield, Art Nev Fel Nuts with Tim supporting Saha up front and Jag controling the defence. That's definitely a TROPHY lineup.

Friday 8th January 16:36 Report Comment

Pearse DoreFebruary is going to be by far the toughest month of the season, but with players coming back from injury, we can really show how good we actually are.

Friday 8th January 16:01 Report Comment


Friday 8th January 15:48 Report Comment

DAVE HUNTERHopefully get them all back for the run in, which in my eyes are all winable,

Friday 8th January 14:48 Report Comment

Andrew KellyI can't wait to be there at Goodison when the announcer reads out "Number 6 - Phil Jagielka" or "number 10 - Mikel Arteta". It will be unbelievable - thats how much they mean to us.

Friday 8th January 14:25 Report Comment

lee thrieplandthe rest are all great news jags specially BUT i for one cannot wait to see arteta back, what a new signing he will seem like. arteta, billy, rodwell, cahill, fallaini, pienaar moyes is going to have to adopt a new 3,6,1 formation lol. what a midfield coyb!!!!!!

Friday 8th January 14:23 Report Comment

Paul SutherlandJust make sure to take it easy and come back strong, Don't re-injure during training.

Friday 8th January 14:19 Report Comment

Steven StocksGreat News!

Friday 8th January 14:18 Report Comment

Andy WeirI hope Moyes comments about them feeling like new signings isn't a clue to no more activity. We need someone else, ideally up front, Saha is fantastic when fit, but no always available, Jo isn't the answer and Yakubu could be away for a while yet.

Friday 8th January 14:05 Report Comment

Dan DickensonGreat news because I think Jags, Mikel, and Cahill are Everton's 3 best players without a doubt and having two of them out have done us no favors. Anichebe is so destructive in Europe that it will be good to get them all back so lets hope there are no stupid set backs. COYB's and you come back soon.

Friday 8th January 13:57 Report Comment

Christine HopeFantastic news......missed u Mikel soooooo much - hurry back but be ready, dont take risks.....and great news bowt Anichebe Jags Rodwell Gosling and Distain as well.....hope Donovan canmake an impact.....COYBB.................

Friday 8th January 13:57 Report Comment

paddy weatherswhat great news for moyes, after a very hard, long 1st half to the season. not really sure where we could finish this season, but i think a good F.A cup run and i fancy us to do well in the Europa Cup........................... hope so as ive got a bet on us to win it !! ha COYB

Friday 8th January 12:55 Report Comment

Mark ReidThe whole club's been hamstringed by the injuries. I can imagine how happy Moyes is right now. I'm pleased too!

Friday 8th January 12:50 Report Comment

Phil Lowrygreat news for us all- no wonder moyes is pleased- will feel like three new signings

Friday 8th January 12:27 Report Comment


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