Tim Howard is the first choice of the Everton manager but left ground after the first half against Stoke City game last Friday. Joel Robles played in his place in the second half and the game against Newcastle United on Sunday.
“Tim Howard will need approximately five to six weeks to recover from a calf injury,” manager Martinez announced to the press. “I am not sure about Joel. We will think of new signing in the transfer window if we need cover. But, Joel played well against Newcastle United in Sunday.”
Howard’s injury, especially since the venerable player has played extremely well for the United States in World Cup 2014, adds extra worry for manager Martinez. Everton has only won 2 of their last 10 games and slipped to 12th potion in the Premier League Table.
It is hoped that Howard will be able to recuperate in the upcoming weeks, where he can possible be ready in the next important matches.
Howard will miss all the games of upcoming 6 weeks against Hull City, Manchester City, West Bromwich, Crystal Palace and Liverpool. Moreover, Everton will also miss him for the FA Cup third round game against West Ham United.