Colombia defender Yerry Mina is still not ready to return for Everton ahead of their Premier League duel with newcomers Brentford this weekend. The Colombia national team star won’t be in the Everton team for the Brentford game as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh problem.
Everton centre back Mina has missed over a month due to the aforementioned thigh injury. The Colombia footballer was ruled out by Everton manager Rafael Benitez during his latest pre-match presser ahead of the clash with Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Mina could also miss the upcoming Merseyside Derby league clash at home to Liverpool next week Wednesday with the thigh injury. The next league game, at home to Arsenal is a feasible match for the Colombia national team player to make his injury comeback.
In the absence of Mina, Benitez will most likely continue with the centre back partnership of Michael Keane and Ben Godfrey with Mason Holgate also expected to sit out the Brentford game. Holgate is in the middle of a three-match ban following his red card during the recent league game against Spurs at home. He saw red after coming on as a second half substitute for Brazilian footballer Allan.
Apart from Mina, Everton manager Rafael Benitez has a lot of other players on the treatment table as their poor run of form continues. Allan, Andre Gomes, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Tom Davies are all on the treatment table at Everton who have not won any of their last six games. The Toffees have two points from those six games. This is in stark contrast to the return of 13 points from their first six league games this season. Everton were in the top four after their first six league games this season, but they have since dropped to 11th spot after the failure to win any of the next six games.