Walsh misses U20 World Cup with injury

Wednesday 10 May 2017  6 Comments  [Jump to last]
Liam Walsh's hopes of being the sixth of Everton's representatives at the U20 World Cup in Seoul have been dashed by a foot fracture.

He highly-rated young midfielder damaged a toe and had to undergo surgery this week, denying him the chance to represent his country alongside Finch Farm clubmates Jonjoe Kenny, Callum Conolly, Ademola Lookman, Kieran Dowell and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

 

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Liam Reilly
1 Posted 10/05/2017 at 08:22:55
He's been unlucky this season with injuries has this lad, but with the new season likely starting in July, he'll be fresh with a solid preseason under his belt and might get an opportunity.
Barry Pearce
2 Posted 10/05/2017 at 10:32:29
Gutted for the lad, I was hoping he would have got some minutes this season, but I think he's had a few niggling injuries interrupting his season.

Still, he's definitely one for the future. Speedy recovery, Liam.

John Raftery
3 Posted 10/05/2017 at 15:20:36
Assuming his recovery from the operation takes the usual eight weeks, it will be the middle of July before he can start full training. It will probably be the middle of August before he is ready to play a match.

As always with this type of injury it will be important for him not to rush back. The timing is not good but it could have been worse.

Charlie Lloyd
4 Posted 11/05/2017 at 00:58:44
I've watched Liam Walsh in quite a few games now and reckon there is some talent there.

Disappointing injury summed up with him hobbling onto the podium when the U23s got the title but he needs to recover well and hopefully pre-season will offer him some optimism that his first team bow will be soon.

Peter Gorman
5 Posted 11/05/2017 at 07:36:19
As gutted for him as I am, young Walsh strikes me as exactly the type of player who will turn this into a positive and come back stronger from any disappointment.

Doubly gutted we won't be seeing him take a deserved place in the side for the remaining few games.

David Chait
6 Posted 12/05/2017 at 06:20:52
Real shame. I wondered why he didn't crack the England U20 squad. Won't know if he would have made it anyway but it would be a yardstick to know how he is rated.

Lad needs a break.

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