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Leighton Baines

30-Year-Old Defender     Everton  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  11/21/2015
Birthdate:  December 11, 1984    Birthplace:  Kirkby, United Kingdom
Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 7"    Weight:  163 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Leighton Baines Contract Information:

Signed a new four-year contract in January 2014.

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August 14, 2015    Leighton Baines News

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Baines is expected to be out of action between 12 to 14 weeks after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Thursday, reports Sky Sports.

The defender suffered the injury just prior to the start of the season. Thursday's surgery is the second on the ankle, and the same that forced him out of the final two matches of last season.

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Leighton Baines: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 9, 2015

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Baines is facing a lengthy absence because of the ankle injury he suffered in training Friday. "He looked refreshed, he looked strong and he looked at a really, really good level," manager Roberto Martinez said. "Then, in training, he blocks a ball and it hits him exactly in the same area where he had surgery, with the unfortunate result that he's going to be out for a while."

Brendan Galloway replaced Baines on Saturday against Watford, and depending on the length of Baines' absence, the team could possibly recall Luke Garbutt from his loan at Fulham.

August 8, 2015

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Baines is out Saturday against Watford after picking up an ankle injury in training Friday.

Baines missed the end of last season with an ankle injury, and it is unclear if the latest issue is related to that one. Brendan Galloway will get the start in Baines' place Saturday.

July 26, 2015

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Baines (ankle) started and played 64 minutes during a friendly with Hearts on Sunday, the club's official website reports.

Baines did not travel with the team on its preseason tour to Singapore in order to stay back and continue rehabbing his ankle injury, but his appearance Sunday certainly bodes well for his chances of starting Everton's Premier League opener, which comes Aug. 8 against Watford at Goodison Park.

July 7, 2015

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Baines will not travel to Singapore for the Barclays Asia Trophy as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.

Baines missed the last two matches of the 2014/15 Premier League season due to the ailment, but he is progressing in his recovery and could very well be fit for the 2015/16 opener on Aug. 8 against Watford.

May 14, 2015

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Baines will miss the final two matches of the season after undergoing ankle surgery, reports Sky Sports.

Baines has been dealing with an ankle problem since 2012, and visited a specialist for the issue in the past few days. The defender is expected to return this summer when Everton begins preparations for next season.

May 12, 2015

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Baines will visit with a specialist after being forced off in the second half of Saturday's match against Sunderland because of an ankle injury, The Guardian reports.

Baines has already missed time this season with hamstring, thigh and knee issues, and with Everton out of the relegation zone and not in contention for a European spot, there could be reason to let Baines sit the remaining two games of the season. If that happens, Luke Garbutt could get back in the starting XI.

May 9, 2015

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Baines put up a season-high 16 crosses in the 2-0 loss to Sunderland.

This was a good performance from Baines as he made five key passes along with his 16 crosses. Baines has had a successful season grabbing nine assists in 32 games played.