Just as Everton were beginning to benefit from a fully fit Antolin Alcaraz the defender suffers a serious shoulder injury during the draw with Swansea which is likely to side line the player for a "long time."
Antolin Alcaraz played well in his second start of the season and came out with 11 Yahoo! Fantasy points.
Antolin Alcaraz has been ruled out of Everton's weekend matchup with Aston Villa, as Roberto Martinez struggles to piece together an injury-plagued defense.
A surprise omission from the squad for Everton in their previous match against Norwich City, it has now been revealed that Antolin Alcaraz was absent due to muscle fatigue, and the condition is set to keep him sidelined for two weeks.
According to Everton's official Twitter page, "(Roberto) Martinez says he won't rush Antolin Alcaraz after he returned to action in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week."
Antolin Alcaraz, nursing a hernia injury since being signed by Everton over the summer, has finally returned to fitness and is available for selection, but manager Roberto Martinez stated he will not start the weekend against rivals Liverpool.
Former Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz has confirmed that he will be following Roberto Martinez to Everton.
New Everton boss Roberto Martinez is rumored to be going back to his old employer Wigan for Antolin Alcaraz along with Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow.