Frank Lampard has confirmed Yerry Mina will not require surgery to repair a high grade quadriceps tendon injury.
The Colombia international, who scored the first goal of Lampard's tenure as Everton manager in the FA Cup victory over Brentford, suffered the problem earlier this month during the clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park.
Now, following a review by specialist consultants, Lampard says the 27-year-old defender will be managed conservatively by the Club's medical department on his journey back to full fitness.
"He didn't [need surgery]," said Lampard. "We hope that remains the case, so we're working on the injury now.
"Yerry is here working with our medical team to try to make some early strides and make sure he recovers, because I know he's had some repetitive kind of injuries - different injuries - but he's had his issues.
"I think it's really important we focus on this one to get it right.
"It won't be surgery, but it will be a lot of work behind the scenes. Obviously, it's also quite a long injury so Yerry will need some time mentally to have a breather at times.
"We'll do our best to make sure he comes back and hopefully help to prevent further injuries off the back of it."