Mirallas to miss Saints clash with season ending injury

Basingstoke Gazette: Everton boss Roberto Martinez Everton boss Roberto Martinez

Everton's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League have been dealt a blow with the news Kevin Mirallas will miss the rest of the season.

The Belgian forward suffered a groin injury in the final moments of Everton's 2-0 victory over Manchester United and will be sidelined for three weeks, starting with Saturday game against Saints at St Mary’s.

He will also be unavailable for the Toffees' other remaining fixtures this season against Manchester City and Hull.

An Everton statement said: "Roberto Martinez today revealed that the Belgian has a small tear in his groin and will be out for the next three weeks."

Mirallas has scored eight goals for Everton this season, including three in the last four games.

He netted the second goal against United on Sunday, scoring from a tight angle after beating the offside trap.

Everton trail Arsenal by a point in the race for fourth place as they bid to finish in the top four for only the second time in the Premier League era.

Martinez will hope for better news to come on the injury front, with captain Phil Jagielka, Steven Pienaar and Darron Gibson all in line to return before the end of the season.

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4:54pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

We miss Jay far more than Everton will miss him.
We miss Jay far more than Everton will miss him. Clever Dick
  • Score: 10

5:08pm Tue 22 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Referee is Michael Oliver, not one of the worse Referees on the circuit, is prone to the odd clanger, bit no different than the others, collects autographs at quite a rate, but does give penalties.
Referee is Michael Oliver, not one of the worse Referees on the circuit, is prone to the odd clanger, bit no different than the others, collects autographs at quite a rate, but does give penalties. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

7:22pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Costa Baz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Referee is Michael Oliver, not one of the worse Referees on the circuit, is prone to the odd clanger, bit no different than the others, collects autographs at quite a rate, but does give penalties.
Let's hope he doesn't give one to Baines, then.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Referee is Michael Oliver, not one of the worse Referees on the circuit, is prone to the odd clanger, bit no different than the others, collects autographs at quite a rate, but does give penalties.[/p][/quote]Let's hope he doesn't give one to Baines, then. Costa Baz
  • Score: 0

7:44pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Saint TGB says...

Wouldn't it be great if Baines, Coleman, Lukaku and Naismith were missing as well!
Wouldn't it be great if Baines, Coleman, Lukaku and Naismith were missing as well! Saint TGB
  • Score: 1

9:40pm Tue 22 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Twitter pic on line of JRod, looks like he has had his op. Best of luck with the recovery lad.
Twitter pic on line of JRod, looks like he has had his op. Best of luck with the recovery lad. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 6

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