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Arouna Kone

31-Year-Old Forward     Everton  Premier

Côte d'Ivoire

Birthdate:  November 11, 1983    Nationality:  Côte d'Ivoire    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  172 lbs    

December 28, 2014    Arouna Kone News

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Kone got a rare start and was able to score in the 3-2 loss to Newcastle Sunday.

Lukaku had started the past four matches in a two week span, so the start for Kone was no surprise. Kone was subbed off in the 72nd minute for Lukaku, so he clearly made the best use of his limited time. The blonde Nigerian had a fine game, getting off three shots and completing nearly 96% of his passes along with snatching the opening goal. Everton may look to start the striker again come next Thursday as Lukaku has been in a but of a slump as of late.

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Arouna Kone: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 19, 2014

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Kone continues to work his way back form a torn ACL, but manager Roberto Martinez said Tuesday he still needs to work on his fitness. "Arouna has already been working with the team and sometimes joining in with 11-a-side situations, which is very promising," Martinez said. "But he still needs a bit of time to adapt to the physicality and the needs of the competition."

Kone missed most of last season with a torn ACL and even when he does return, he isn't likely to see much playing time in Premier League matches ahead of Romelu Lukaku.

August 6, 2014

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Kone missed the majority of the 2013 season due to an ACL injury, but is close to being fully fit and looks to prove himself to Everton fans this upcoming season.

Kone had a successful stint with Wigan two years ago grabbing 11 goals and 5 assists, but will likely have trouble finding playing time with the recent signing of Romelu Lukaku. Keep an eye on Kone though as he can definitely fill the void for Lukaku if he is to miss any time. Kone played under manager Roberto Martinez at Wigan as well, so it's clear Kone is a favorite of Martinez, but it remains to be seen what exactly will happen with the 30 year old striker.

March 20, 2014

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Kone is hoping to return to full training within a month. He has been out since October after having surgery on his knee to repair cartilage damage.

While it is unlikely Kone will make any impact this season, he is looking to next season to reward manager Roberto Martinez and the Everton fans for their faith and patience with him. Kone followed Martinez to Everton from Wigan and was hopingl to help contribute on the attack. Injuries and the signing of Romelu Lukaku on loan have decreased any fantasy value Kone was hoping to have this season.

November 6, 2013

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Kone is expected to undergo knee surgery and could potentially miss the rest of the 2013-14 Premier League season, reports the Liverpool Echo. Everton manager Roberto Martinez fears the worst after an exam revealed Kone had loose cartilage in his knee that needs repaired. However, he has not been ruled out for the rest of the season yet but an exact return date will not be known until after surgery.

Kone followed Martinez from Wigan to Everton in hopes of improving the Everton attack. However, with the signing of Romelu Lukaku, Kone made only five appearances as a substitute before getting injured against Hull in mid-October.

October 31, 2013

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Kone (knee) will miss Saturday's match against Tottenham after reinjuring his knee during Everton's match against Hull City earlier in the month, reports the Liverpool Echo. He will be reevaluated in the next couple of days to determine the extent of the injury and how much time he is expected to miss.

Kone has yet to start for Everton this season and his knee injury is clearly holding him back. He's a good talent that manager Roberto Martinez knows from their days at Wigan, although he's unlikely to get much playing time ahead of loanee Romelu Lukaku.

October 27, 2013

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Kone did not play in Saturday's 2-0 win over Aston Villa due to a knee injury, reports.

Kone has yet to start for Everton this season and his knee injury is clearly holding him back. He's a good talent that manager Roberto Martinez knows from their days at Wigan, although he's unlikely to get much playing time ahead of loanee Romelu Lukaku, who scored his fifth goal for the Toffees this season in Saturday's match.

September 24, 2013

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Kone (knee) was not in uniform Saturday as Everton took on West Ham United.

Kone continues to rest as he looks to heal his knee. His next opportunity to play comes Tuesday as Everton take on Fulham in the Capital One Cup.