By Dr Rajpal Brar

15th Nov, 2023 | 12:10pm

Everton midfielder Amadou Onana risks long-term setbacks - Injury Expert

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Everton midfielder Amadou Onana risks long-term injuries further down the line as he plays through the pain barrier, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert believes that doing this is part and parcel of competing at the elite level and other players do it as well.

It’s part of the risk/reward strategy but it could have dire consequences in the future which is something that needs factoring in.

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

“Playing through the pain barrier is part of playing at the elite level, especially for important players.

It very well could lead to a bigger issue but that’s part of the risk/reward.

The setbacks could be long term also so that must be factored in.

Onana was a fitness doubt and had to undergo a late test in order to be cleared to take on Crystal Palace on Saturday, 11 November.

However, the Belgium international has faced a few injury issues in the past this season and that may be down to him playing through the pain barrier.

Onana has emerged as a vital cog in the Toffees midfield for Sean Dyche and is among the first names on the team sheet for him.

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