Everton 27-year-old delivers major fitness update, fans will be delighted
By Danny Wright
Yannick Bolasie has undergone his second operation on a knee injury that has kept him out of most of his debut season at Everton.
The 27-year-old has given a video update on his progress towards healing an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament, which he picked up against Manchester Untied in early December.
He will definitely miss the remainder of the season, but Bolasie stated that his surgeon believes he’s making good progress in his recovery.
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“Just come out of my second operation. So all the healing from the first operation has been great according to my surgeon,” said Bolasie in a video posted on the official Everton Twitter account.
“Now I’m just in a little bit of pain.
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“To the fans, thanks for the support and I’ll keep you updated through all my rehab.
“Take care, keep calm. By the time you know it the kid’s going to be back.”
The DR Congo international moved to Goodison Park in a deal worth £25million in the summer.
He made 144 appearances in all competitions for Crystal Palace before moving from Selhurst Park.
The winger has risen through the divisions of English football to be where he is today after previous spells at Barnet, Plymouth and Bristol City. He also had a brief spell in Malta with Floriana.
In his 16 appearances for the Merseyside club in all competitions before his injury, Bolasie made four assists and scored his first goal for the club against Burnley in a 2-1 loss.
He has missed the last 13 league games for Everton where his teammates have only lost on three occasions.
Ronald Koeman has led his side to seventh in the Premier League table and they face West Bromwich Albion in their next game on Saturday.
In other Everton news, the club have reportedly joined a number of top tier rivals in the pursuit of this wonderkid.