Yannick Bolasie’s bid to kickstart his career has suffered a setback because of a hamstring injury.
The winger moved on loan to Middlesbrough in the Championship last month.
But he missed the 2-1 loss against Derby – who are of course managed by former Everton striker Wayne Rooney now – on Saturday.
His loan boss Neil Warnock has offered an update on Bolasie’s injury to the Hartlepool Mail.
“It’s not that bad,” said Warnock in response to a question about whether Bolasie could be out for the season.
“He wants to train and is training now on his bike, if you saw him now you wouldn’t think there is anything wrong with him on that indoor bike.
“If I told you tomorrow was our last game he’d play tomorrow. He had a similar situation to Jonny Howson. The muscle has opened a little bit but not in the main tissues, only on the side.
“Jonny didn’t lose his power and Yannick hasn’t lost his power but we just have to make sure it’s not too open that it might just blow completely.”
It’s good that Bolasie looks set to get the chance to play again this season according to Warnock.
But it’s still a frustrating blow and stops him making up for lost time.
Bolasie was the ideal professional after being left out of the Everton squad for the season.
Hopefully he can get back fit soon and show what he can do in the second tier.
Nigel Martyn speaking to Everton News: Archive