Injury expert: Everton spending 'vast sums of money' as crisis deepens
Everton have invested “vast sums of money” into their medical department and have the resources to cope with injury crises.
That is according to injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine as well as data analysis.
Fabian Delph, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Seamus Coleman, Jean Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes are all out of action.
No team in the Premier League currently has more players in the treatment room than the Toffees.
But Dinnery claims that elite clubs such as Everton have the resources available to manage the string of absences.
“There are vast sums of money involved,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“In the modern era, it takes more than one person to make up a medical department.
“We are talking doctors, physios, soft tissue therapists, rehab coaches, head of recovery, sports science, strength and conditioning coaches.
“You can have over 30 members of staff who might work with just two or maybe three players at any one time.
“So yes, Everton may be stretched at the moment, but working with players is never done in isolation anymore.
“Lower down the leagues they might be spread thinner. You see people in the medical departments having to play jack-of-all-trades roles.
“But at high-level Premier League clubs like Everton, they will have enough resources to cope with this unfortunate list of injuries.”