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Leighton Baines

30-Year-Old Defender     Everton  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  11/28/2015
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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November 26, 2015    Leighton Baines News

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Baines (ankle) will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Bournemouth.

Baines has not played yet this season due to the injury he suffered in the final training session before the season-opener in August, and given his lengthy layoff, it seems very unlikely that he would start in his first match back. If he passes fit for the bench, Brendan Galloway will continue to start at leftback.

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November 21, 2015

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Baines (ankle) is out for Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

Baines always seemed like a long shot to make Saturday's match, but he's getting closer to making his season debut after suffering the ankle injury in one of the final training sessions before the season-opener back in August. Brendan Galloway will once again start at leftback.

November 19, 2015

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to take a cautious approach when dealing with Baines' ankle injury. “I think it is too early to tell when that moment will be when he can be reintroduced back into the team but certainly every day is a step towards that," said Martinez.

The defender went through a full game in the friendly with Preston during the international break but hasn't played a competitive match this season,, and the Toffees don't want to risk a re-injury.

November 6, 2015

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Baines (ankle) is unlikely to play against West Ham on Saturday. "I don't think Leighton will be available for the weekend—it's a case of managing his condition more than anything else," manager Roberto Martinez said. "Medically, he's in a great condition."

Baines has yet to play this season after suffering an ankle injury in preseason training. While he appears to be close to returning, the international break should help him get back to full fitness before returning. The 30-year-old had two goals and nine assists in 31 Premier League matches last season and is invaluable coming up in support.

November 1, 2015

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Baines (ankle) is out Sunday against Sunderland.

Baines returned to first-team training Friday, so his availability Sunday would have been quite surprising given his lengthy layoff. Bryan Oviedo got the start against the Black Cats, though he picked up a knock and was replaced by Brendan Galloway, who has been the consistent starter in Baines' leftback spot.

October 30, 2015

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Baines (ankle) will return to first-team training Friday and could be available for Sunday's match against Sunderland.

Baines has not featured this season due to the injury, and while there's a shot he could be available for Sunday's match, it seems like a significant long shot that he would start given the lengthy layoff. When Baines is fully fit, he will likely push Brendan Galloway to the bench despite how well the youngster has played.

October 28, 2015

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Baines (ankle) could return to action soon after his lengthy injury, the Sports Mole reports.

Baines has not been featured yet this season after undergoing ankle surgery. However, manager Roberto Martinez revealed that he should be returning soon. In his absence, Brendan Galloway has been starting, and will be challenged by Baines once he's fit.

October 14, 2015

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Baines (ankle) is expected to return before the next international break, which begins Nov. 9, manager Roberto Martinez said Wednesday.

Baines injured his ankle just days before the start of the season and was expected to miss up to 14 weeks. If he is able to return just before the break, his opportunity will come Nov. 7 at West Ham. Brendan Galloway will continue to start at left back while Baines is sidelined.