Left Howard Everton 5-6 Week
Liverpool – Everton acquired bad news ahead of the turn of the year when the Toffees have lost its main goalkeeper, Tim Howard, for over a month due to injury.
Howard got a calf injury while Everton lost 0-1 to Stoke City on Boxing Day game. Calf problematic when trying to throw the ball and was replaced Joel Robles against Newcastle United last night.
After undergoing examination by the club’s medical team, Howard was sentenced to rest for about five to six weeks.
“There are some areas that are a little weak today, and we must strengthen it. Tim Howard will miss approximately five to six weeks,” said the Everton manager, Roberto Martinez, told Soccernet.
“He suffered an injury in his left calf and it is something that is rarely experienced goalkeeper. It happened when he kicked a ball at home games against Stoke,” he continued.
Losing Howard became serious blow for Everton this season has not improved appearance and dropped outside the top 10 standings. Together Howard course derby Liverpool goalkeeper was already breaking 31 times.
Meanwhile Robles, who played his first game in the league this season, immediately conceded three goals in the 1-3 defeat of Newcastle.
The experienced goalkeeper crisis was inevitably make Martinez had to go down into the transfer market, given the other two goalkeepers minimal experience that Russell Griffiths and Jindrich Stanek.