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Birthdate:  May 28, 1994    Birthplace:  Barnsley, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    

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Stones is expected to be available for Sunday's match against Newcastle after missing Thursday's Europa League tie with an illness, manager Roberto Martinez said Friday.

Stones will likely slot back into his starting centreback spot alongside Phil Jagielka. The matchup is a decent one against a Newcastle side that will be without top scorer Papiss Cisse (suspension), though the Everton defense has really struggled this season.

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December 27, 2014

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Manager Roberto Martinez said that Stones picked up a knock during Friday's match against Stoke City, though he was able to finish the game.

With Phil Jagielka picking up an ankle injury during the match, Stones is likely to keep his spot in the starting XI for Sunday's match against Newcastle, though he may be joined in the back by Antolin Alcaraz. Additionally, goalkeeper Tim Howard is likely to miss out with a calf injury, making Stones a less-than-ideal fantasy option.

December 26, 2014

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Stones had the best game defensively for Everton, saving three shots and making a key one-on-one tackle to save a goal in the 1-0 loss to Stoke City on Friday.

Stones has not been regularly starting, but has proven to be a true talent when he does get playing time. He was also second on the team with 82 touches and completed nearly every pass he made at a 92 percent rate. Look for Stones to start once again when Everton travel to Newcastle this Sunday.

December 23, 2014

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Stones could get the start Friday against Stoke City, after Roberto Martinez was critical of his starting defenders after the 3-0 loss to Southampton last weekend, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Stones was on the bench for the match against Soton, his first availability after returning from a severe ankle injury he suffered in October. If he does get the start, he could be a tremendous value in daily leagues given his low price in most formats.

October 17, 2014

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Stones underwent successful surgery earlier this week and he will be sidelined for at least eight to 10 weeks, according to manager Roberto Martinez.

Stones was getting fairly regular playing time thanks to injuries to Sylvain Distin and Seamus Coleman, but he'll now be sidelined for quite some time. It wouldn't be surprising if he was out longer than eight to 10 weeks if that's his return date to training and not matches.

October 9, 2014

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday that Stones will need surgery on his injured ankle and he will be sidelined for at least 10-to-14 weeks.

Stones suffered the injury last Sunday against Manchester United, a match he was playing in because Seamus Coleman was out with a head injury. Stones is mostly a fill-in defender, though that won't be the case any time in the near-term due to the ailment.

October 5, 2014

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Stones injured ligaments in his ankle during Sunday's match against Manchester United and he will be assessed against in the next few days to determine the severity of the injury, manager Roberto Martinez confirmed after the match.

Stones, playing in place of the injured Seamus Coleman, had to be stretchered off in the 90th minute due to the injury. He will likely be unable to play for England over the international break, which gives him nearly two weeks to recover before Everton faces Aston Villa on Oct. 18, though if Coleman returns to fitness, Stones may be on the bench any way.

October 5, 2014

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Stones had to be stretchered off of Everton's Premier League match against Manchester United in the 90th minute after landing awkwardly following a header attempt.

Stones started again in place of the injured Seamus Coleman (head), though the knock he took Sunday may keep him out of international duty for England over the next two weeks.