Huge Everton injury boost as key player to recover before season ends
By Danny Wright
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has revealed that Morgan Schneiderlin will recover from a thigh injury before the end of the season.
The midfielder has been a key part of Everton’s successful season since he signed from Manchester United in January and his absence was felt on Sunday as his side slumped to a 3-0 loss to Chelsea at Goodison Park.
Koeman confirmed that Schneiderlin, 27, suffered a thigh injury on Friday and couldn’t take part in the Chelsea clash.
The news will come as a huge boost to Everton after it was feared that the ex-Southampton man’s season was over.
Koeman has now insisted that the French international won’t be joining his packed long-term injury list as he is expected to recover in roughly a week-and-a-half.
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“It’s not really bad. It’s not the end of the season for Morgan. Maybe [he will be available for] next week, maybe not – but it will not take longer than 10 days,” said Koeman, as quoted by Everton’s official website.
Second-half goals from Pedro, Gary Cahill and Willian ensured that the Merseysiders would endure a sombre afternoon in their penultimate home game of the season on Sunday.
Everton will be looking to bounce back from the Chelsea loss against Swansea on Saturday, but will have to make do without Schneiderlin.
However Koeman’s ten-day time frame means that he could be expected to return against Watford on May 12 in the final home game of the season.
The Merseysiders finish the season with a trip to Arsenal on May 21.
In other Everton news, Koeman has taken to Twitter to deliver his verdict on the Chelsea loss.