By Dr Rajpal Brar

2nd Nov, 2023 | 11:10am

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 attacking midfielder Dele Alli still appears to be some way from making his first-team return, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The England international did not even feature in pre season for the Toffees as he’s working his way to full fitness for Sean Dyche’s side.

The injury expert believes that he will be out for a month at least, which will surely see him missing the next two games.

Discussing his situation exclusively with Goodison News, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, said:

He’s roughly a month out so my guess is he’s progressing in his individual work on the pitch while progressing his targeted strength and conditioning work.

A return on 26 November should be on the cards so he will miss the next two games.

“He may play some bounce games in order to regain his match sharpness having been out for such a lengthy period of time.

The Toffees’ next two games are against Brighton and Crystal Palace and Alli’s sure to miss both those contests, having also missed the Burnley clash.

Post the international break, they take on Manchester United and that could be a game where he makes his first-team return.

As things stand, there’s still some way to go before he can return as he’s still to join full first-team training.

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.