Traore learns he won't need surgery

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Ivorian expected to be out for 6-8 weeks
Everton have announced that Lacina Traore will complete his loan spell with the club this season after further tests on his injured hamstring revealed that he won't need surgery to repair the muscle tear.

The 23 year-old isn't expected back until mid-April but his targeted return date would make him available for the Blues' final Premier League games and the FA Cup final should Roberto Martinez's men make it that far.

Traore made a belated debut in the Cup against Swansea following his arrival from Monaco due to a slight hamstring injury but was then sidelined the weekend before last when he pulled up with a problem in his other hamstring prior to the Chelsea match at Stamford Bridge.

He visited specialists in London and Paris in order to fully diagnose the extent of the injury and Martinez told that he will not need an operation.

"[W]e've seen the specialists and we're now ready to proceed with what's going to be the best treatment for Lacina, and it's not going to be surgery, which is fantastic news," he said

"[T]hat means he's going to be available for the end of the season. We're expecting between six and eight weeks to be the period he needs to be recovering, but we're all very positive.

"As you can imagine, he was devastated after the moment in which it happened. Those emotions are now there, ready to come out on the pitch and help him help the team and show everyone what a phenomenal footballer he is."

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