Martinez: Oviedo has a really good opportunity of making the World Cup
Everton gaffer Roberto Martinez is delighted with the progress of Bryan Oviedo following his broken leg that he suffered in the FA Cup clash at Stevenage and amazingly says that the left-back has a really good opportunity of making the World Cup.
It is less than 10 weeks since his injury, but Oviedo’s uber positive outlook has led to Martinez saying that he could return to full training by Evertons final game of the season against Hull City.
“Bryan has come back from Costa Rica now and will be with us until the end of the season,” the Blues boss said. “We’ve been working really closely with the Costa Rican federation and we’re all very pleased with his progress.
“I do feel Bryan has a really good opportunity to join the group in the final week of the season, which is an incredible recovery time for an injury that is still very fresh in everyone’s minds.
“He’s got a really good opportunity [to make the World Cup]. I think it depends a little bit on what role they want him to have, but I’m sure that, from a medical point of view, he’ll be available, which allows the [Costa Rica] manager to make a decision on that.”
On another long term absentee Arouna Kone the news wasn’t as positive and Matrtinez doesn’t feel that Kone will feature again this season.
“Arouna is recovering well, but I don’t think we’ll see him this season,” Martinez updated.
“He’s had major surgery and is doing well but I think it’s more likely we’ll see Arouna back in pre-season.”
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