Printer Friendly

Medical marvel Oviedo won't be rushed back.

Byline: GREG O'KEEFFE Everton Reporter

EVERTON must be careful Bryan Oviedo does not get carried away in his desperation to complete his astonishing come-back and play in the World Cup.

The Costa Rica international suffered a double-leg break in January during an FA Cup clash with Stevenage, but has amazed Blues medics with the speed of his recovery.

That prompted Martinez to predict that the left-back could yet live his dream of playing in the World Cup, and recent videos Tweeted by the 24-year-old have shown impressive signs of his return to fitness.

However, Martinez believes caution is required as he closes in on his goal ahead of the tournament in June, in which Costa Rica will participate.

"His recovery is quite miraculous if I'm honest," said Martinez. "For someone who broke his leg in such a dramatic manner. To be able to be kicking the ball and have that energy he brings to the place is great.

"We want him to be fit for the World Cup but we won't get carried away. Sometimes you have to pull him back and stop him doing too much but the doctors are working really well with him and they're delighted with his progress. We're still in permanent contact with Costa Rica and we'll see where that takes us. If he can make the World Cup everyone at Everton will be incredibly proud. If not then for sure he'll be fully fit for pre season which will be a big boost."


No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Geographic Code:2COST
Date:Apr 26, 2014
Previous Article:Alcaraz can take on the WORLD; International pedigree shows defender can tame the best.
Next Article:Moyes reaches pay off agreement with United.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters