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Bryan Oviedo | Defensemen

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 154

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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. Nov 5 - 6:12 AM

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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.
Nov 3 - 9:51 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.
Nov 1 - 9:36 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Bryan Oviedo has withdrawn from the Costa Rica squad for the upcoming friendly matches against Brazil and Uruguay.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.
Sep 2 - 9:49 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.

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.
May 1 - 7:20 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.
Apr 15 - 4:18 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.
Feb 20 - 12:29 PM

Bryan Oviedo got a surprise start as Leighton Baines was kept out the squad with a knee injury that was not revealed during the buildup to the match.

Roberto went on to say post match that Baines had picked up a knock in the previous match against Palace and failed a fitness test this morning. A tough blow who depend on Baines as an every week play for his ability to offer big returns attacking and defending. Meanwhile, Oviedo gets a start and has a nice fantasy day with a clean sheet, not bad for the second cheapest defender available in the Yahoo game. If he happened to put up points for you, then you may want to stop by your local lotto to play some numbers.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 7 - 2:53 PM

Everton cruised past Stevenage in the FA Cup on Saturday but the win came at a cost as they lost Bryan Oviedo for the season with a broken leg.

Despite Leighton Baines' return from injury, Oviedo had continued to see himself in Roberto Martinez's starting lineup at least occasionally. Martinez will likely have to wait until next season for the Costa Rican's return as the ankle break likely rules him out for the rest of the 2013-14 season as well as the World Cup. Martinez had better hope that Baines remains healthy or he will find himself in a difficult spot at left back.
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Bryan Oviedo scored his second goal in as many starts since filling in for the injured Leighton Baines, and it was the only goal of a tightly fought game with Manchester United.

If nothing else, Oviedo's stock is rising as the transfer window looms. Certainly, despite Oviedo's heroics, Roberto Martinez will slot Baines straight back in upon his return to fitness as the English international may be the most nailed on non-keeper in the entire league. Still, if you invested in Oviedo when he was cheap, hopefully you are reaping some benefits, though many owners are likely staring at his points on their benches.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 05:18:00 PM