Everton manager Roberto Martinez said he will wait as long as he can to determine whether Leighton Baines is match ready to face Bournemouth this weekend.
Leighton Baines and Muhamed Besic have stepped up their respective recoveries by playing for the U21s on Sunday as they look to be available for the upcoming weekend.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez wouldn't commit to playing Leighton Baines this weekend as he urged the importance of letting the defender ease into match action as he recovers from ankle surgery
Leighton Baines said he is ready to make his Everton debut this season after recovering from ankle surgery that has kept him out the first week of the season.
Leighton Baines will play a closed-doors friendly during the international break to regain match fitness, but manager Roberto Martinez admitted the weekend may come too soon.
The injury-plagued Everton defence has been boosted by the return of Leighton Baines to training as he recovers from ankle surgery in August.
Everton's Leighton Baines has come close to a return from an ankle injury, but manager Roberto Martinez said he thinks the defender won't be fit enough to play in Tuesday's League Cup match against Norwich City.
Everton has been boosted by the news that defender Leighton Baines can return fully fit in two weeks as manager Roberto Martinez expressed his hopes to the media Thursday.
Everton have been dealt a massive blow with the news that full-back Leighton Baines is set for an extended spell on the sidelines following injury.
Leighton Baines underwent surgery to repair his ankle and will miss the final two matches of the season for Everton.
Leighton Baines will be assessed amid fears that the Everton full-back may not play again this season after limping out of the home defeat to Sunderland on Saturday.
Leighton Baines is to have a late fitness test ahead of Everton's match with Newcastle United on Sunday, keeping his status in doubt as the deadline looms.
Roberto Martinez has revealed that Everton full-back Leighton Baines is likely to miss the Stoke City game on Wednesday after picking up a thigh injury during training on Friday.
Roberto Martinez confirmed in Everton's press conference today that Leighton Baines is fit enough to return to action and will be in the squad when the Toffees host Leicester City on Sunday.