Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed in his pre-match news conference that James McCarthy and Darron Gibson remain sidelined.
James McCarthy could require surgery to remedy an ongoing groin problem with Everton likely to make a decision this week.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy is confident he will be fit in time for the Euro 2016 opener against Sweden on June 13.
Martin O’Neill has gambled on James McCarthy and Robbie Keane being fit for the Euro 2016 group matches after naming the pair in his 23-man squad.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy has shaken off an injury-plagued season to be fit for the European championships this summer in France.
James McCarthy is expected to miss Fridays’ friendly international against the Netherlands after failing to shake off the thigh injury he suffered on the final day of the season.
James McCarthy received his second yellow card in the 52nd minute and, as a result, his teammates were forced to play defensively to secure a nil-nil draw.
James McCarthy pounced on a Watford mistake in first half stoppage time to score the opener only to see it equalized two minutes later on a Toffees mistake.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez said the club expects to have James McCarthy and Seamus Coleman back in the squad within the next week and possibly as soon as Sunday.
Everton midfielder James McCarthy continues his stay on the training table as he progresses in his recovery from a groin injury.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed more bad news on the injury front for the Toffees after ruling out James McCarthy for the weekend due to a groin injury.
Everton are waiting on the status of James McCarthy after the midfielder lasted only 26 minutes in his return from a groin injury in Monday's 4-3 loss to Stoke City.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that James McCarthy is set to miss the Boxing Day matchup with Newcastle, but could return over the festive period.
Everton could be without James McCarthy for a third straight week as he continues to recover from a hip injury that has seen him miss the last two Premier League matches.