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Sylvain Distin

36-Year-Old Defender     Everton  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  December 6, 1977    Birthplace:  France
Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  192 lbs    

April 20, 2014    Sylvain Distin News

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Distin suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's match against Manchester United and will have a scan Monday to determine the severity of the injury, the club's official web site reports. "If it's damaged, it will be difficult for him to play again this season, But, if not, maybe a week or 10 days he will be fine," manager Roberto Martinez said after the match.

Antolin Alcaraz, who has battled injuries for much of the season, came on for Distin and will likely take his place in the starting XI for the rest of the season. Phil Jagielka is also a possibility, although he is dealing with an on-going hamstring injury himself.

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Sylvain Distin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 2, 2014

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Distin managed to play the full 90 minutes of Saturday's 2-1 victory over Norwich City despite manager Roberto Martinez thinking he would not be able to overcome a knock that forced him to miss the Merseyside Derby earlier in the week.

Distin did not provide much fantasy value Saturday after Everton allowed a goal to Aston Villa. However, Everton remain one of the best defenses in the Premier League this season and are getting closer to full health as key members, including Distin, have missed time with injuries. Their ability to keep clean sheets give Distin good fantasy value.

February 1, 2014

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Distin (knock) is in the starting XI for Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

Manager Roberto Martinez indicated on Thursday that he did not think Distin would play Saturday, but not only did he return to fitness, he did so enough to get back in the starting XI. Fellow defender Seamus Coleman (hamstring) is also back, although he'll be on the bench for the start of Saturday's tie.

January 30, 2014

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Distin (knock) is not expected to face Aston Villa on Saturday. However, Manager Roberto Martinez said that he expects Distin to be ready to face Tottenham on February 9.

Distin was unable to play in Tuesday's Merseyside derby, which turned into a disaster for Everton, as they got routed 4-0. It likely won't be as difficult for Everton to overcome his absence this week, although Distin will certainly be a boost ahead of the Tottenham tie.

January 28, 2014

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Distin (knock) was unable to pass a late fitness test ahead of Tuesday's match against Liverpool.

There was some hope that Distin would be fit enough to play against a powerful Liverpool attack, but he was simply not up to it Tuesday. His next shot will come Saturday against Aston Villa at Goodison Park.

January 27, 2014

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Distin picked up a knock and will need to pass a late fitness test to play in Tuesday's match against Liverpool at Anfield, the Liverpool Echo reports. Manager Roberto Martinez said "It is hard to tell. Probably the weekend [at home against Aston Villa] is a better option but saying that, all the players want to be available for the derby so it will be touch and go."

Distin will surely be needed against the powerful Liverpool attack, especially with Seamus Coleman (hamstring) not expected to be fit for the match.

January 20, 2014

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Distin (hamstring) is in the starting XI for Monday's Premier League match against West Brom.

Distin has been dealing with a hamstring injury recently, although he has trained well recently and manager Roberto Martinez said Friday that he'd be back in the lineup. Distin has missed Everton's last three matches, but has a solid clean sheet opportunity Monday to make up for his absence.

January 17, 2014

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Manager Roberto Martinez said Friday that Distin (hamstring) "is fit for Monday's game. He has trained well."

Distin has missed Everton's last three matches due to his hamstring injury, but will likely be back in the starting XI for Monday's match against West Brom, which certainly a clean sheet opportunity.