Former Everton defender Yerry Mina has already suffered an injury setback just a matter of weeks after signing for his new club.

The £27m Colombian left Everton on a free transfer earlier this summer after five years at Goodison Park, with his high wages and poor injury record the primary reasons for his departure.

Indeed, the 28-year-old missed 62 games for the Blues through injury during his time on Merseyside and despite his defensive attributes, the centre-back became far too unreliable.

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Signing for Italian side Fiorentina last month, some questioned whether it was wise to release arguably the club’s best centre-back, however the decision to let him go appears to have been vindicated.

Reported via Fiorentina’s official website, the Serie A side confirmed that Mina suffered an injury while on international duty after being substituted in the 22nd minute of Colombia’s goalless draw with Chile.

Yerry Mina would have continued his Everton career on the sidelines had they not released him

Indeed, Mina made just 99 appearances in total for the Toffees, featuring just eight times during last season’s relegation scrap.

Sadly, the 28-year-old could already face a lengthy spell on the sideline once more before he has had a chance to make his Fiorentina debut.

Few players purchased during the Farhad Moshiri era at Everton have provided the club with value for money, and unfortunately Mina is another example of poor spending from the Blues.

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No doubt a quality defender and an asset when fit, his consistent absenteeism was a persistent source of frustration among fans, though his impact was significant when he was available.

With Everton allowing Mina to leave this summer as well as the experienced Conor Coady, who spent most of last season on loan at Everton, the Toffees now suddenly find themselves short of personnel at the back, though it seems the decision to let the Colombian leave was the right one.

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