By Dr Rajpal Brar

21st Nov, 2023 | 5:10pm

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 Andre Gomes is likely to miss the game against Manchester United due to a calf injury, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert claims that it’s a frustrating setback for the Portugal international who has returned to training but is not in contention thus far.

Sean Dyche himself has admitted that it’s been a niggly injury but he’s coming through that gradually.

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

“Based on what we know, this doesn’t sound like a setback.

“Calf injuries can be very sensitive and prone to discomfort.

“The lack of match sharpness will certainly be hindering his return for Everton.

“It seems to be a frustrating calf injury for the midfielder and he’s likely to miss the next one.”

The Toffees play host to Manchester United on 26 November and Gomes may not be ready in time for that one.

Clubs tend to give players game time for the reserves before they’re ready to return for the first team.

Seamus Coleman’s also played a couple of games for the under-21s and he seems to have more of a chance than Gomes to feature against United.

In other Everton news, an agent has brought up the courts and legal precedent after the Toffees have decided to appeal the decision.