By Dr Rajpal Brar

1st Nov, 2023 | 12:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome injury expert Dr Rajpal Brar as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the injury situation at Everton...

Everton midfielder Amadou Onana will have undergone concussion checks during and post the 1-0 win against West Ham, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The Belgian international did go to the ground with what seemed like a head injury on Sunday, 29 October.

However, he got up quickly and carried on playing, but the injury expert has narrated what the concussion protocol is and the medics are likely to have followed up on it and he’s expected to be fit against Burnley on Wednesday, 1 November.

Discussing Onana’s concern exclusively with Goodison News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said:

Onana went to the floor with a head injury so that’s certainly something to look at and they would’ve checked on him during and post game.

They would’ve looked for concussion symptoms such as haziness, inability to focus, trouble with vision or comprehension, sensitivity to light, etc.

“However, he should be fit enough to play the next game as he continued playing after that concern.”

Onana has been like a midfielder reborn under Sean Dyche who’s managed to get the best of the Belgium international.

The Toffees paid big money for him and he’s proving to be worth that outlay as he’s strengthened this midfield to a huge extent.

It remains to be seen what the future holds for Onana, but as of now, fans and the manager are loving to see him start week in and week out at Goodison Park.

In other Everton news, a BBC pundit believes that a first-team player may have upset the rest of the dressing room after what he did and said recently.