24-Year-Old Midfielder Everton Premier
Despite having a procedure over the international break to remove a screw from his surgically-repaired leg, Ovideo is expected to be fully fit to face Aston Villa on Oct. 18. "Bryan should be available for Villa," manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday. "He has reacted really well to the straightforward procedure to remove the screw. It's not a situation where he needs to get fully fit because he is not going to lose any sort of match fitness. He's not going to be detrained. In a couple of days, Bryan will be available for selection again."
Everton have been hit by a number of injuries in the midfield, highlighted by Kevin Mirallas (hamstring) and Ross Barkley (knee), the latter of whom has yet to play this season. Oviedo has missed a significant amount of international duty for Costa Rica, but looks poised to pick up some regular playing time for Everton in the coming weeks.