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Philip Jagielka | Defensemen | #6

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 183

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is holding out hope that Phil Jagielka can return from a hamstring injury for the season finale against Norwich.
Jagielka was somehow able to face Manchester United in the club's FA Cup semifinal loss over the weekend despite not being medically cleared to return from a hamstring injury against Watford at the beginning of the month. But Martinez said that the club will monitor the captain after he aggravated the injury against United: "Obviously, he is going to be missing for a few games now and it is too early to tell whether or not that will be the end of his season or if he will make the final game of the campaign [against Norwich City]." But Martinez will have to find a replacement, likely Muhamed Besic, for this weekend with Ramiro Funes Mori suspended. Apr 28 - 3:57 PM

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Phil Jagielka may not play again this season after aggravating a hamstring injury during the FA Cup semi-final loss to Man United on Saturday.

Roberto Martinez revealed during Fridays’ pre-match media briefing that Jagielka was not 'medically fit' but he would consider the defenders feelings when deciding his FA Cup line-up. However, the decision to involve the 33-year-old appears to have backfired, as now, he is not only at risk of missing the remainder of the domestic campaign, but the injury could also rule him out of Euro 2016 after playing the full 90 minutes. The potential loss of Jagielka is a massive blow for Everton who are already without the suspended Funes Mori and the injured Seamus Coleman. The Toffees season is petering out and after another disappointing year, many predict Martinez will be relieved of his duties in the summer.
Apr 26 - 7:31 AM

Roberto Martinez said he wasn't optimistic that Phil Jagielka will be available for the weekend FA Cup semifinal against Manchester United.

Jagielka has missed the last three matches due to a hamstring injury and was schedule to be ruled out until the end of the month. But with the club in such a crunch without Ramiro Funes Mori and Seamus Coleman, the manager said Jagielka has a chance to prove his fitness: "Medically, I wouldn't expect Phil to be fit, that's the truth. But, knowing Phil, he wants to try everything possible to be available, so we're not going to say, ‘No', and it makes sense to keep monitoring him for as long as he can."
Apr 22 - 2:39 PM

Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed the club will be without its captain for at least one week due to a hamstring injury.

Phil Jagielka sustained the injury late over the weekend in the club's 1-1 draw against Watford and has been ruled out for the club's match against Crystal Palace on Wednesday as well as the weekend match with Southampton at the very least. Martinez said the hope is to have Jagielka back for the club's FA Cup semifinal against either West Ham or Manchester United at the end of the month: "At that point we will have to assess it on a daily basis. It is such a congested fixture list that it would be dangerous to give a date on when he will be back. It is too early to make an assessment for the semi-final. Phil is always a quick healer and we will see how the treatment affects his recovery. We will have a better idea on Monday or Tuesday next week."
Apr 12 - 1:04 PM

Phil Jagielka is a "serious doubt" for Wednesdays’ trip to Selhurst Park after the Everton defender sustained a hamstring injury late in the game against Watford.

Roberto Martinez confirmed "it’s too early to tell" if Jagielka will miss the upcoming FA Cup semi-final but admitted "it doesn’t look good. The 33-year-old will be assessed over the next 24 hours. Funes Mori is poised to return to the starting XI against Crystal Palace having lost his place to John Stones in recent weeks. Ross Barkley was also forced off after taking a knock to the knee at Vicarage Road although the problem is not thought to be serious.
Apr 9 - 1:15 PM

Everton was without captain Phil Jagielka for the club's 2-1 loss to Swansea City, but manager Roberto Martinez allayed fears it was due to another injury setback.

Said Martinez: "Jagielka has been out for a long, long time and then he came back last week and played three games in seven days.Medically, it was the right thing to give him a bit of recovery time and make sure we used the squad. The squad is ready to cope with players missing and, clearly, Phil Jagielka will be refreshed for what is ahead." Everton clearly missed Jagielka's presence along the back-line against Swansea, but the Toffees have their sights on this week's massive League Cup semifinal second leg, when they head to Manchester City with a one-goal lead. Meanwhile, Bryan Oviedo started for the club against Swansea despite being taken off on a stretcher in Week 22.
Jan 25 - 8:35 AM

Everton could see the return of its captain within the next week as Phil Jagielka is set to return to match action in before the Week 21 match against Manchester City.

Jagielka has missed the last nine matches due to a knee injury, but manager Roberto Martinez said he hopes the center-back could be available in next week's cup fixtures: "I think the weekend could be a bit too early but we've got the next three games. He will be involved - if it's not the Spurs game or the Man City game in the [Capital One] Cup, it will be in the FA Cup third round. I would say in the next seven to 10 days." Once Jagielka returns to the full strength, it will likely spell the end of Ramiro Funes Mori's spell in the starting XI.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 1 - 4:31 PM

Everton manager Roberto Martinez said he is optimistic about having Phil Jagielka back from a knee injury for the New Year as he progresses in his recovery.

Martinez is hoping to have the captain back for the fixtures following the club's December 28 fixture against Stoke City after missing the last seven weeks with a medial ligament injury. The manager said Jagielka is already ahead of schedule by running on grass and will soon join the group in training: "The next step is to involve him in more football, and the way Jags is, I feel we’ll see him back available very, very soon." Ramiro Funes Mori has filled in during Jagielka's absence and will continue to do so during the festive period following a season-ending injury to Tyias Browning.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Everton's injury crisis in defence could soon come to an end as captain Phil Jagielka is expected to return from a knee injury before the New Year.

Manager Roberto Martinez confirmed the defender is ahead of schedule after missing the past six weeks and is optimistic he could return during the festive period: "Realistically we are talking about that group of fixtures after Boxing Day. Stoke or Spurs at home - that week is a realistic target for Phil to come back." Meanwhile, Martinez said he wouldn't rush Leighton Baines back into the starting lineup after making his seasonal Premier League debut over the weekend. The left-back picked up a knock upon his return in the League Cup last week and is still gaining match fitness.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 06:55:00 AM

Phil Jagielka could miss around two months after a scan revealed the Everton and England defender damaged medial knee ligaments at The Emirates on Saturday.

Jagielka was injured by "an unnecessary challenge," said Martinez post-match. "Oxlade-Chamberlain puts his foot up when the referee has already given the free-kick." Further tests have now confirmed that the 33-year-old is likely to miss the remainder of 2015 although the prognosis might have been a lot worse. "The way the injury happened with the rotation of the knee, it could have been anything really." Fortunately, only the medial ligament was damaged with no additional structural problems. Jagielka is expected to miss no "longer than 8-9 weeks," although that will depend on his "progress over the next few weeks." Argentine Funes Mori – who is yet to taste defeat in his four appearances for Everton - will deputise.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Everton were much improved at The Emirates on Saturday but the Toffees left empty handed while a knee injury picked up by Phil Jagielka is the cause of much concern.

"It'll take probably 48 hours to find out about Phil, but it's not good, clearly," said Martinez post-match. "He never leaves the playing field. It's a problem in his right knee." Jagielka looks to have some structural damage – possibly ligaments – which could side-line the defender for some time, although the severity will determine for how long. During the interim, Funes Mori will provide the defensive cover centrally. Everton were close to having a full complement of players back amongst their ranks with Baines, Besic, Hibbert and Pienaar nearing a return but this latest setback is likely to keep Jagielka out for at least a month.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 07:53:00 AM

Everton still can’t beat their city rivals, but Martinez looks secure in his role…

It is now 10 PL matches since Everton beat Liverpool, but Roberto Martinez is not worrying about his job. In fact the future looks bright. Young full-backs Brendan Galloway (19) and Tylas Browning (21) again made sure no-one noticed the absence of Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines. Ramiro Funes Mori (24) impressed again, improving as the game went on. Ross Barkley (21) can be guilty of only seeing the most difficult pass, but is growing in stature and poise. And if Romelu Lukaku (still only 22, let’s not forget) can keep his setting on ‘unplayable’ mode all season, Everton will threaten the Top Six. Saying all that, veteran Phil Jagielka (33) is probably the player Martinez could least do without right now.
Source: bbc.co.uk
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 07:22:00 AM

Everton look set to offer former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic a return to the Premier League…

The blue half of Merseyside is a flutter with stories that Everton might be about to offer former Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic a return to the PL. The 33-year-old center-back - who won five PL titles and the Champions League with United – has never settled at Inter Milan and would be keen to return to the PL while he is able to perform at the top level. Everton are down to the bare bones in central defence, with no cover for Phil Jagielka and John Stones so the experience of Vidic might provide Roberto Martinez with just what he is looking for. Especially now an £8m move for Scott Dann has been snubbed with Crystal Palace demanding double that figure and offering Dann a new £65k deal.
Source: The Metro
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 06:07:00 AM

Roberto Martinez is on pole position to sign Juventus center-back Angelo Ogbonna in a £7 million deal…

According to reports in Italy, Juventus are ready to listen to offers for center-back Angelo Ogbonna and Everton are ready to pounce. The 27-year-old made 25 appearances in Juve’s double-winning season and was on the bench for the Champions League final. But has struggled to nail down a regular first team spot. His availability has alerted West Ham and Southampton, but Roberto Martinez has been tracking the player all summer and thought to be favorite to land him for a fee in the region of £7m. Italian international Ogbonna will relish the chance to revive his career in the PL with the Euros coming at the end of the season and provide Everton with a quality alternative to John Stones and Phil Jagielka.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 05:42:00 AM

Everton and Sunderland are battling it out with each other – and German club Schalke – for the signature of Cagliari centre-back Davide Astori…

The 28-year-old Astori spent last season on loan at Roma – featuring in Champions and Europa League campaigns – but now faces a drop into Serie B with parent club Cagliari, who were relegated in his absence. This has alerted PL pair Everton and Sunderland, who are both in the market for central defensive cover. Sunderland are seeking a regular partner for Sebastian Coates, with neither John O’Shea nor Wes Brown convincing this season. Everton meanwhile are down to the bare bone of Phil Jagielka and John Stones, following the release of Sylvain Distin and Antolin Alcaraz – and no progress in their pursuit of Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann. Astori is an Italian international (10 caps) and likely to be available for somewhere in the region of £3 – 4 million.
Source: HITC
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 06:22:00 AM