Roberto Martinez updated the timetable for Leighton Baines' return from a toe injury, stating he thinks the left back will be out for another 3-4 weeks.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez gave an update on Leighton Baines' status in his recent press conference, stating the left back was making good progress with his toe injury, but could not provide a timetable for his return, going so far as to say Baines may not be ready until the New Year.
Roberto Martinez attempted to offer a bit more clarity on Leighton Baines' toe injury, stating that the left back could be held out of action from a period anywhere between ten days to six weeks.
Leighton Baines is facing a month out with a fractured toe, suffered during Everton's pulsating 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Saturday.
Everton XI: Howard, Baines, Jagielka (c), Mirallas, Distin, McCarthy, Lukaku, Barry, Barkley, Pienaar, Coleman
Subs: Joel, Jelavic, Oviedo, Deulofeu, Naismith, Osman, Stones
Everton came from behind twice to finish with a 2-3 win over West Ham, the 2nd and 3rd goals coming from free kicks courtesy of Leighton Baines.
Everton begin the 2013/2014 season with three draws on the trot, playing to a 0-0 final at Cardiff City.
The word on the street is that Everton have turned down an improved offer from Manchester United for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini but the Toffees aren't commenting.
Everton have angrily rejected a £28million joint bid from Manchester United for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.
Leighton Baines was up to his usual tricks against Scotland as his 70th minute corner kick was headed home by Rickie Lambert for the winner.
Braga and Nigeria left back Elderson has seen his name added to the list of potential replacements for Leighton Baines at Everton should Baines leave.
Guilherme Siqueira has been in and out of the rumor mill with Liverpool, Everton and Real Madrid all mentioned at various times.
Everton have been rumored to be chasing Granada left back Guilherme Siqeuira - what is unclear is whether it is as a deputy or replacement for Leighton Baines.
Manchester United, seemingly interested in trading out Patrice Evra for Leighton Baines, have reportedly upped their bid to £16 million.