Mina, Gray, Godfrey, Doucoure, Delph - Everton injury news and potential return dates ahead of Leeds United

Everton have a huge game against relegation rivals Leeds United at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The treatment room at Goodison Park is starting to get fuller than Frank Lampard would like amid Everton's Premier League relegation battle.

Lampard was unable to arrest the Toffees' horrendous form during his first top-flight game as manager on Tuesday.

Everton suffered another woeful 3-1 loss at the hands of Newcastle United, which dragged them further into the mire at the bottom of the table.

The Blues have now won just one of their previous 15 league games and concerns among supporters are starting to intensify.

Everton, who are 16th, have another seismic game when they host 15th-placed Leeds United on Saturday (15.00).


Here is the latest look at the injury situation heading into the encounter.

Yerry Mina is injured against Arsenal. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

The centre-back suffered yet another setback at Newcastle.

Mina was only making his 11th appearance of the season but was withdrawn in the 35th minute.

Lampard confirmed that the Colombia international's latest problem is a quad injury and he would be assessed over the next couple of days.

Regardless, when Mina has picked up a muscle issue in the past, he's usually sidelined for a period and is doubtful for the Leeds game.


When he picked up a calf problem against Arsenal on 6 December, it kept him out for more than a month.

We’ll know more about the ex-Barcelona defender’s injury when Lampard next speaks to the media.

Potential return game: unknown

Demarai Gray

The winger also limped out in the Newcastle defeat.


Gray had made a lively start to the game but felt a problem with his hip and was replaced by Dele Alli on 25 minutes.

Lampard wasn't as concerned with the former Leicester wide man's setback as he was with Mina's.

Gray's had a similar issue before which Lampard confirmed he "got over quite quickly".

If that's the case again then he could be fit enough to be involved against Leeds in some capacity.

Like Mina, we’ll know more when Lampard addresses the media on Friday.

Potential return game: unknown


Ben Godfrey

Everton defender Ben Godfrey.

The defender sustained a fairly innocuous injury in last Saturday's 4-1 FA Cup victory over Brentford.

Certainly, it blackmarked Lampard's first game in charge, with Godfrey leaving Goodison Park on crutches.

The Everton boss admitted he was pretty concerned about Godfrey's issue.

Lampard confirmed during his pre-Newcastle press conference that Godfrey will be absent for 4-5 weeks.


The England international will be absent until March and the Toffees will be hoping his recovery goes as smoothly as possible.

Potential return game: Wolves (H), 12 March.

Abdoulaye Doucoure

The Frenchman is on the treatment table for a second time this season after breaking his foot in October.

This time Doucoure has a groin issue which he sustained in the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa before the international break.


Lampard revealed before the Newcastle game that the ex-Watford midfielder will be out for 3-4 weeks.

Everton will be hoping he's back sooner rather than later.

Potential return game: Tottenham (A), 7 March

Fabian Delph

Fabian Delph has struggled with injuries this season. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The midfielder has endured another frustrating campaign at Goodison Park.


Delph has managed to record just six outings and hasn't played since the 3-1 loss at Crystal Palace on 12 December.

It's unlikely we'll be seeing Delph any time soon, either.

He's struggling with a thigh problem and Lampard's confirmed Delph is unavailable for the next 4-5 weeks.

Although the former Leeds man is much-maligned among Evertonians, his experience in a potential relegation dogfight could prove crucial.

Potential return game: Wolves (H), 12 March.

Tom Davies


Everton midfielder Tom Davies. Picture: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

The homegrown midfielder underwent hamstring surgery last month.

Davies subsequently was omitted from Everton's 25-man Premier League squad after the January window following the arrivals of Donny van de Beek and Dele Alli.

That means that Davies won't play again this season.