Soccer – Martinez rues injury issues


Everton are concerned that right-back Seamus Coleman could be sidelined for as long as a month due to a calf injury.

The Republic of Ireland international was injured during the Toffees’ 2-1 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final tie, with boss Roberto Martinez also seeing Tom Cleverley and Romelu Lukaku sustain knocks.
He told the club’s official website: “Romelu took a knock to his ankle and he will need assessing. I don’t know if he will be available at the weekend, but I don’t expect anything too serious.
“With Tom and Seamus, Tom picked up a knock to his calf against Spurs and it flared up at half-time.
“Seamus is probably the most serious of the three. He has pulled his calf and that type of injury usually takes three or four weeks to fully recover.”
Martinez is all but certain not to risk leading scorer Lukaku against Dagenham & Redbridge in the third round of the FA Cup this weekend, with Everton 2/11 with Bet365 to defeat their League Two opponents in 90 minutes at Goodison Park.