Everton injury news: medical expert gives verdict on Demarai Gray and Yerry Mina ahead of Leeds United clash

Demarai Gray and Yerry Mina both limped off for Everton in the loss at Newcastle United and are now doubts to face Leeds.
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Everton are sweating on the fitness of Demarai Gray and Yerry Mina ahead of their crunch clash against Leeds United.

The 16th-placed Toffees welcome Marcelo Bielsa's side, who are 15th in the table, to Goodison Park on Saturday (15.00).

Everton have been in woeful form, having won just one of their past 15 Premier League matches.

Frank Lampard has been tasked with turning around the Blues' fortunes but the size of his task was underlined in his first top-flight game following his appointment as manager.

To compound the defeat, Gray and Mina both limped out before half-time.

The former had a hip problem, while Mina suffered a quad issue.

Lampard will provide an update on the pair when he conducts his pre-match media duties this afternoon.

But Ben Dinnery, who has a background in injury data analysis and runs premierinjuries.com, believes it’s doubtful Gray or Mina will feature against Leeds.

Yerry Mina was forced off in Everton’s loss at Newcastle. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)Yerry Mina was forced off in Everton’s loss at Newcastle. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Yerry Mina was forced off in Everton’s loss at Newcastle. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Dinnery, speaking on Youtube channel Premier FPL Injuries, said: “Everton lost a couple of players early doors. Demarai Gray, with a hip/ adductor issue - hip flex problem.

“That's something that he has had in the past and does recover relatively quickly but I'd suggest the turnaround for this weekend is a little bit too quick.

“Yerry Mina has a quad problem. He's no stranger to the odd soft tissue or muscle injury so it's a concern there.”

Everton injury news

Everton could be without seven players in total for the Leeds clash.

Ben Godfrey sustained a hamstring injury in last weekend's 4-1 FA Cup win over Brentford and is absent for the next 4-5 weeks.

Fabian Delph (thigh) will be unavailable for a similar time frame, while Abdoulaye Doucoure (groin) is expected to come back slightly sooner.

Meanwhile, Vitaliy Mykolenko did not feature against Newcastle after pulling out the previous day.

Tom Davies has not been registered in Everton's 25-man squad after undergoing hamstring surgery last month.