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Bryan Oviedo | Defensemen | #3

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 154

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Sunderland need nothing short of a miracle to remain in the top-flight following a comprehensive 3-0 defeat by Manchester United at the Stadium of Light.
Following United's opening goal on 30 minutes by Zlatan Ibrahimović, a difficult afternoon was made even more problematic after an injury to left-back Bryan Oviedo and the sending-off of Seb Larsson, both before the break. The January signing from Everton pulled up immediately following a clearance, signalling to the bench that his hamstring had gone. Although the Black Cats should have a better idea of its severity over the next 24-48 hours, an initial timeline of around three weeks has been placed on the defender. Fortunately, John O’Shea should return next weekend following the death of his father and David Moyes could revert to a back three with Jason Denayer and Lamine Kone. The Sunderland boss will also review video footage of Larsson’s tackle on Ander Herrera, which resulted in a red card, before deciding whether to appeal his dismissal. Sun, Apr 9, 2017 02:51:00 PM

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Sunderland manager David Moyes continues to bring familiar faces to the club with moves for Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo.

The former Everton manager has already brought in former Everton defender Joleon Lescott to go with Everton alumni Jack Rodwell and Steven Pienaar, but Moyes moved for Oviedo and Gibson on Monday in a £7.5 million double deal after selling Patrick van Aanholt to Crystal Palace. Oviedo signs on a three-year contract while Gibson will join until the end of next season. Said Moyes: "Bryan is a very good player and he’ll help us get forward," said Moyes. "He’s quick and overall he’s a decent left-back...We’ve got Darron on an 18-month contract and I think he’s a very good footballer; he’ll add a bit of quality with his passing and his play and I’d love him to add goals."
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 10:07:00 AM

Roberto Martinez expressed hope that midfielder Bryan Oviedo will be available for the club this weekend as he recovers from an illness.

Oviedo missed the FA Cup weekend against Chelsea after being admitted to the hospital due to a chest infection that seemed to affect several players in the Everton first team. However, Martinez said the Costa Rican left-back has a chance to be in the squad for this weekend's match against Arsenal: "Bryan has lost a considerable amount of weight but has been given the all clear." he said. "He has been training and I hope for him to rejoin the full group on Friday when we’ll have a better idea [if he can play on Saturday]." Leighton Baines started at left-back last weekend and is expected to do the same against a hungry Arsenal side.
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 02:42:00 PM

Bryan Oveido became the third Everton player in the past week to come down with a chest infection as the flu bug sweeps through the club.

The club confirmed Oviedo has been admitted to the hospital and will undergo further treatment after playing the full 90 minutes over the weekend in a 3-2 loss to West Ham. The left-back is now a doubt to face Chelsea this weekend in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Goodison Park. Tom Cleverley missed the loss to West Ham with a chest infection as well while Gareth Barry was resigned to an emergency-only role on the bench with a similar issue. However, both Cleverley and Oviedo are expected to be available for the Chelsea match this weekend while Leighton Baines would likely fill in for Oviedo if the Costa Rican can't go.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Bryan Oviedo picked up a knock on Tuesday at Villa Park and the Everton defender will face a late fitness test.

The Costa Rican has enjoyed a nice run in the Everton first team this year starting six of his sides’ eight Premier League matches. But, an injury which forced the 26-year-old off on 81 minutes threatens to rule him out of game week twenty-nine. One potential replacement – Leighton Baines – is still carrying an ankle injury and Roberto Martinez revealed: "We need to make sure we solve that. He'll see a specialist." However, the full-back is expected to be OK for the game versus West Ham.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 09:34:00 AM

It was not Everton's day at Goodison Park as the Toffees failed to score in a 1-0 loss to West Brom despite taking 34 shots on goal.

The Toffees paired that with 76 percent possession but could not find the back of the net with only six shots on target from the 34. Both Tom Cleverley and Ross Barkley hit the post on either side of halftime while Romelu Lukaku struggled to find the target throughout the match. The loss puts them back at square one after a pair of encouraging 3-0 wins gave the club a boost toward making a run up the table. Meanwhile, Bryan Oviedo continues to start over a healthy Leighton Baines after signing a new three-year contract. Tim Howard also returned to the squad but didn't come off the bench while John Stones missed out with injury.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Bryan Oviedo has taken to social media to provide an update after the Everton full-back was injured during the dramatic draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday: "Do not worry, I'm fine it was just for caution."

The Costa Rican came in for his third Premier League start of the season – and first since November – against Chelsea as Roberto Martinez made three changes to the side which drew at The Etihad. However, the 25-year-old was carried from the field on a stretcher after 71 minutes amid concerns of another lengthy lay-off. But, the Toffees boss was quick to quell any injury fears by providing an update post-match: "Bryan’s injury is not serious and he should be ok," he said. "We will assess him over the next 24 hours. It was more a knock rather than anything else. We expect that Bryan will be ok."
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 04:33:00 AM

Everton defender Bryan Oviedo is set for another spell on the sideline in his injury-plagued season after being ruled out for two to three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez said he is hoping that the Costa Rican can return following the international break: "Bryan Oviedo picked up a hamstring problem that may keep him out of action for two to three weeks, but it’s nothing too serious. We hope that he can come back for the Aston Villa game. If not, the Bournemouth game." Oviedo started against Sunderland last weekend before being taken off in the first half. Brendan Galloway is likely to start with Leighton Baines still recovering.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 06:12:00 AM

The Everton defense has been hit with more injury news after Roberto Martinez revealed Bryan Oviedo will have a scan on his hamstring to determine the extent of the injury.

Oviedo was taken off in the first half against Sunderland after starting at left-back, but Martinez said he doesn't expect the injury to be too serious: "Bryan has been picking up little injuries and niggles but he is such an incredibly driven individual that this will not stop him getting back onto the pitch...We now just need to be aware that on the road to recovery from that leg break, he is going to suffer some set-backs. After the international break he will be back to his very best once again." Brendan Galloway will likely fill in once again at left-back as Leighton Baines continues his recovery.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Bryan Oviedo looked to have picked up a hamstring injury midway through the first half of Everton's match with Sunderland, and had to make an early exit.

Oviedo was marred by injury for virtually all of last season, and today got a chance to start, but he has been victimized yet again. Brendon Galloway came on to replace the Costa Rican. Oviedo's injury extent will be assessed during the week, but with Leigton Baines nearing a return, it may be a while before we see Oviedo in league action again.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 09:36:00 AM

Bryan Oviedo has withdrawn from the Costa Rica squad for the upcoming friendly matches against Brazil and Uruguay.

Oviedo has just returned to the Everton starting line-up following injuries to Leighton Baines [ankle] and Brendon Galloway [knee]. The left-back made his first start since February at Oakwell [Barnsley] in the Capital One Cup last week but aggravated an existing knee problem as the game went into extra-time. However Oviedo was able to travel – and subsequently play the full 90 minutes – at White Hart Lane last Saturday but the 25 year-old irritated the niggle and will not be risked over the break. Everton remain hopeful that Oviedo will be available to face Chelsea in the early kick off in game week five otherwise the Toffees are struggling. Luke Garbutt is on loan at Fulham - but also injured - while first-choice U21 defender Antonee Robinson has a knee problem. Seventeen-year-old Callum Connolly - who played at left-back for the second string on Monday - is available or Tyias Browning could provide emergency cover.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 09:49:00 AM

Roberto Martinez decided to use Everton's tune up with Leeds United to test some of his younger prospects, especially in defense, but the Toffees would lose the match 2-0 to.

The academy-level defense held up well through the first half of play, keeping Leeds out and limiting their chances, but the hosts eventually broke through twice in the second half. Bryan Oviedo got a start on the left of midfield as he completes his return from injury. Steven Naismith and Arouna Kone were leading the line, and though Romelu Lukaku is thought to be "OK" according to Martinez, we may see something similar for Week 1 if RM reconsiders Lukaku's status between now and then. Everton have been awfully quiet in the transfer window, with only a currently crocked Gerard Deulofeu and Tom Cleverly having been brought in to improve on what was a disappointing previous campaign.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 01:43:00 PM

The unfortunate Bryan Oviedo has been ruled out for at least 2-months following a freak training ground injury on the eve of his comeback.

Oviedo was expected to be involved for the under-21 side on Thursday as the Costa Rican stepped up his recovery after spending over 2-months on the sidelines because of a hamstring tear. However the defender rolled his ankle and fractured his metatarsal during a training session earlier this week – in similar circumstances to Darron Gibson – which will now keep him out until the back-end of pre-season meaning he is likely to miss the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Oviedo has found it difficult on Merseyside as an understudy to one of the Premier Leagues’ most consistent performers in recent years – Leighton Baines - and now the left-back faces another long road to full fitness.
Fri, May 1, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Absent since February with a hamstring strain, Bryan Oviedo is set to return soon as Roberto Martinez targets "the start of May" for the left back.

Martinez went on to say that he hopes Oviedo can begin training within the next couple of days and that it would take two to three weeks before he could be considered for selection, suggesting the Sunderland match as a potential target. There is no spot waiting for Oviedo's return, but expect to see him earn a start in the final few weeks if the Toffees fate has been sealed. He may be next season's starter at left back if the annual Leighton Baines summer transfer rumors come to fruition this year.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 04:18:00 PM

Roberto Martinez revealed that left back Bryan Oviedo has felt a strain in his hamstring during training, putting his availability for Everton's match against Southampton on Sunday in question.

Oviedo did well in his time with Baines on the shelf. In two league starts, coming against Liverpool and Chelsea, Everton conceded just one goal. However, he cannot match the abilities of Baines so even though the injury is not something to celebrate by any means, it does little to Martinez's plans as he surely had it in mind to plug Baines straight back in this weekend.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 12:29:00 PM