English Premiership

Baines out of Euro qualifier

2015-05-14 13:03
Leighton Baines (AFP)

London - Everton left back Leighton Baines has had ankle surgery and will be out of action until pre-season, ruling him out of England's European Championship qualifier against Slovenia next month.

"We had Leighton's ankle checked. He has had surgery. It was straight-forward. He will be out until the start of pre-season," Everton boss Roberto Martinez said at a news conference on Thursday.

"We have found the solution. His time out will now allow him to be refreshed."

Baines, who started in England's 4-0 win over Lithuania in March, was injured during Everton's defeat by Sunderland last weekend.

Everton, who are away to West Ham United on Saturday, are 11th in the Premier League but have an outside chance of qualifying for the Europa League through UEFA's Fair Play system and Martinez, unlike some managers, would welcome it.

"I would welcome whatever comes our way. If it is earlier rounds in the Europa League, it would be a great opportunity and a good challenge for the youngsters to be involved in the early rounds," Martinez said.

"It would be a chance to show the good work we are doing behind the scenes."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Fixtures
Monday, 19 August 2019
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United, Molineux Stadium 21:00
Friday, 23 August 2019
Aston Villa v Everton, Villa Park 21:00
Saturday, 24 August 2019
Norwich City v Chelsea, Carrow Road 13:30
Sheffield United v Leicester City, Bramall Lane 16:00
Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Old Trafford 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton, The American Express Community Stadium 16:00
Watford v West Ham United, Vicarage Road 16:00
Liverpool v Arsenal, Anfield 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

And the 2019/20 English Premiership champions will be ... ?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.