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Steven Pienaar | Midfielder

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 146

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The groin injury Steven Pienaar picked up during Everton's match last weekend with Arsenal has ruled him out of this weekend's bout with Chelsea.
Pienaar was only on the pitch for nine minutes before being forced off with the dreaded groin injury. According to Roberto Martinez, the injury "will take a little time" to heal, so with the international break coming after this weekend's match, Pienaar could be back in contention for Week 4. Aiden McGeady will likely get another start as he has benefited from time missed by Pienaar and Kevin Mirallas in the early going. Aug 28 - 9:29 AM

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Steven Pienaar and Lacina Traore have both trained this week and Roberto Martinez indicated that he expects both players to make this weekend's squad when Everton travel to Hull City.

Pienaar has missed the Toffees' last ten matches and it has been a disappointing campaign for the veteran midfielder though his only league goal this season came in the reverse fixture with the Tigers so perhaps he can end things on a positive note. Traore has been a non-factor in his loan spell from AS Monaco, having not played a minute in league action and making just one appearance in a cup competition.
May 9 - 2:41 PM

Steven Pienaar was left out of the squad for Everton's match against West Brom on Monday night due to a groin injury, and will be assessed over the coming days, making him a doubt for now for the Merseyside Derby.

The injury was actually obtained in the match against Norwich City two gameweeks ago, and Pienaar was unable to shake it off in time for West Brom. According to Roberto Martinez, Pienaar was very close to making the squad for the Baggies match, so it seems reasonable to assume, barring any setbacks, that he will be back in the XI for the showdown with Liverpool.
Jan 22 - 11:53 AM

Steven Pienaar, who was a question mark to make the squad for the Hull City match returning from injury, came on as a substitute and scored the game-winning goal for the Toffees, as Everton win 2-1.

Pienaar made Roberto Martinez look like a genius. After coming on for Leon Osman in the 56th minute, he joined a quick-forming attack that saw him score after 10 seconds of pitch time. It was his first touch of the ball. Martinez stated in his press conference heading into this match that he thought Pienaar may not quite be fit enough yet, but it appears he may have had a change of heart over the past 48 hours. Pienaar joins a growing list of Everton players worth fantasy consideration.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Everton manager Roberto Martinez stated during his press conference for the Toffee's upcoming match with Hull City Tigers that in regards to Steven Pienaar, "I think this weekend could be too early but I do expect him to be fully fit for next Saturday."

It is normally unwise to invest in a player returning from injury, especially of the hamstring variety and this news should be enough to squash any ideas of selecting Pienaar for this gameweek. With Ross Barkley still priced at about 8m less, there isn't much reason to opt for Pienaar regardless, unless he hits a massive run of form.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:40:00 AM

In an interview with Everton's official website, Roberto Martinez stated it is too soon to make a call on Steve Pienaar's availability for their match with Hull City, but that the midfielder is back in training and in contention for the match.

Pienaar has been held out of action for over a month with a hamstring injury. Normally a nailed on starter when fit, without any definitive clarity on his availability, he is too risky for fantasy selection for Gameweek 8 despite the plus matchup.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 01:14:00 PM

Steven Pienaar has already been ruled out for Saturday's match against West Ham and could be set to miss more PL games as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

The injury was picked up in training ahead of Everton's win over Chelsea the previous weekend. It allowed teammate Steven Naismith an opportunity to get the start, and Naismith wound up scoring the game-winner. Still, the South African international has been a nailed on option for the Toffees for most of the past several seasons and will be missed. Naismith stands to benefit in Pienaar's absence.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 02:48:00 PM