Oviedo recuperating after suffering chest pains

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Bryan Oviedo is recovering in hospital after a bout of chest pains and difficulty breathing in the middle of last night.

The 26-year-old defender was taken to Whiston hospital via ambulance after alerting security staff near his Merseyside home that he was in severe discomfort and has been diagnosed with bronchitis.

Team-mates Gareth Barry and Tom Cleverley have both suffered from chest infections in the past week, with the latter having missed the last two matches as a result.

A statement on evertonfc.com read:

"Bryan Oviedo has thanked Evertonians for their well-wishes after he was diagnosed with a chest infection.

"The Costa Rican was admitted to hospital on Wednesday morning and is currently under observation."

Oviedo is consequently a doubt for Saturday's FA Cup tie with Chelsea, a match in which he was expected to play given Leighton Baines's continuing ankle issue.


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Gavin Johnson
1 Posted 09/03/2016 at 17:41:44
This story is reminiscent of the one we read about Shandy Van Der Meyde when he was taken to the hospital with chest pains a few years back.

That all said, I'm sure we can take this story at face value. They seem like chalk and cheese so I would imagine it's nothing sinister and Oviedo simply has a bad chest infection.

Brian Williams
2 Posted 09/03/2016 at 17:46:11
So why mention Van Der Meyde then............
James Marshall
3 Posted 09/03/2016 at 17:48:15
Along with Cleverley and Barry that makes 3 - who's next? Fingers crossed they're being kept apart otherwise we could have a problem at the weekend.
Gavin Johnson
4 Posted 09/03/2016 at 17:48:45
Because I wanted to, Brian. It's a forum, and Van Der Meyde was the first thing I thought of when I read it.
Dennis Ng
5 Posted 09/03/2016 at 17:49:00
LOL different attitude they brought to the game so...
Jim Bennings
6 Posted 09/03/2016 at 17:50:25
What's Van Der Meyde got to do with Bryan Oviedo suffering a nasty chest infection, the like of which has been going around since Christmas and is quite nasty?
Gavin Johnson
7 Posted 09/03/2016 at 17:51:33
That said, Oviedo has spent nearly has much time on the sidelines so there are some similarities. Only joking :)
Brent Stephens
8 Posted 09/03/2016 at 17:53:07
I think our lads are struggling to get something off their chests!
Gavin Johnson
9 Posted 09/03/2016 at 17:55:50
Nothing unusual, Jim?!

Maybe.. if Oviedo was your age and entitled to an annual flu vaccination.

Jim Hardin
10 Posted 09/03/2016 at 18:08:15
Maybe he had a dream that RM was given a new long term contract extension and would continue to be his manager here for the rest of his own contract. That would be enough to trigger a panic attack and cause the poor man to wake in a cold sweat with chest pains.
Craig Fletcher
11 Posted 09/03/2016 at 18:13:43
Have to wonder then if these lads picked up a bug in Dubai? Going from 25-30 degrees there to playing football in late-winter England is a bit of a body-shock.....
Oliver Molloy
12 Posted 09/03/2016 at 18:13:48
Get well soon Bryan, you're a valuable player to Everton.
Michael Winstanley
13 Posted 09/03/2016 at 18:15:37
I've had the infection, it was that bad I couldn't smoke for two days. Oviedo will be fine, he just needs to rest up.
Colin Glassar
14 Posted 09/03/2016 at 18:25:08
I feel sorry for Bryan and his weak constitution. Maybe the warmer climes of Costa Rica would suit him better...
James Marshall
15 Posted 09/03/2016 at 18:39:53
Going from Dubai to England in the winter isn’t going to give you a cold or a chest infection – do people still believe those myths their Mothers told them about catching a cold?
Phil Roberts
16 Posted 09/03/2016 at 18:48:27
James Marshall
18 Posted 09/03/2016 at 18:57:45
Science tells us that you're more likely to catch a cold in cold weather, but going from hot weather to cold weather does not increase that risk.
Colin Glassar
19 Posted 09/03/2016 at 18:58:48
I've always found that a swig of cough mixture and a dab of Vicks does wonders for a chesty cough. What's wrong with these fellas?
Helen Mallon
20 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:05:38
I can’t believe you can’t catch a cold going from cold to hot climate. All those years I did not go to Australia for Xmas... fuck. lol
James Marshall
21 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:08:41
Colin, you should get yourself up to Finch Farm pronto!
Colin Glassar
22 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:09:47
People in hot countries get colds so I think it makes no difference if you live in a fridge or in an oven. I might be wrong but, aren't colds caused by bugs and not weather conditions?
Ged Simpson
23 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:26:43
You’ve lost perspective. Ha ha ha... let’s make a chest pain joke. We’re scousers... great laugh. We are also scousers with a sense of humanity... Just not on here. Sad thread.
James Marshall
24 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:29:43
Colin, yeah you can get a cold regardless of weather, but science has also proven that you're more likely to catch a cold in lower temperatures due to the way in which your cells react in colder climates.
Colin Glassar
25 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:33:01
Ged, sounds to me like you've got a cold mate. I get chest pains all the time, it's called wind!! A few farts and burps and you'll be fine.

I've also had bronchitis and that is not nice but it's not life threatening.

Phil Sammon
26 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:33:49
Get well soon Bryan.

Check out of hospital right away mate. A team of ToffeeWeb doctors are on their way.

Ged Simpson
28 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:42:02
Aw Colin. Have some effin humanity. What is it? I have that so it’s nothing. I suffer from a condition too. I don’t take the piss out of others with similar... wealthy or not.
Duncan McDine
30 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:55:39
Jesus, my toddlers don't end up in hospital when they get their annual chest infection... Give the lad a dose of Calpol and tell him to man up!

On the subject of the trip to Dubai being the cause, it's not a bad shout. The constant air-con recirculating dirty air causes many people to catch bugs.

Colin Glassar
31 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:56:42
Okay Ged, I hope he’s okay and I really like Oviedo but if it’s not one thing it’s another with him. I hope he gets well soon.
John Jones
32 Posted 09/03/2016 at 19:57:16
Hospital with a chest infection, I have to go to work for 12 hours a day when I've got one or if I've got yesterdays dinner running down the back of me legs, Jesus!!!
Kevin Elliott
33 Posted 09/03/2016 at 20:02:08
Agreed Ged. Sad and childish.

By the way, bronchitis can lead to pneumonia which is definitely life-threatening.

Patrick Murphy
34 Posted 09/03/2016 at 20:13:38
Duncan (34) I don't want Chelsea knocked out of CL tonight because they will then show more of an interest in the FA Cup on Saturday, hopefully tonight's game goes to extra-time and penalties. Costa equalises 1-1
Brian Denton
36 Posted 09/03/2016 at 20:42:47
Colin, just doing the math, as our US cousins say: 1953, say a fan needed to be eight or more at the time (I can clearly remember games from when I was eight) that would mean anyone over 70 or 71 would remember us in Division 2. We must have more than just one TWebber of that vintage?
Colin Glassar
37 Posted 09/03/2016 at 20:47:00
Weren’t we in the old Second Division due to some raffle they did after WWII, Brian?
Tony Hill
38 Posted 09/03/2016 at 20:55:38
I'm just too young to remember the Division 2 days but my dad was at the Oldham 4-0 away that saw us go up and always spoke of the thousands of Blues scrambling to get in.
Brian Denton
39 Posted 09/03/2016 at 21:10:03

No, we were properly relegated at end of 1950-51. Did it in style - three clubs Everton, Sheff Wed and Chelsea (by coincidence) finished bottom on 32 points. Chelsea stayed up, we finished bottom on goal average.

I cannot recommend this site too highly, if you want to do Everton research:

Clive Lewis
40 Posted 09/03/2016 at 21:15:12
I blame Roberto, he recently took them to a hot country. Now if he would have supplied them with Vic vapour rub none of this would have happened . Another example of shocking defensive tactics by the coach.
James Marshall
41 Posted 09/03/2016 at 21:45:20
It says on the Guardian site that Bryan has bronchitis. That's no fun at all – and neither is Bryan's luck.
Colin Glassar
42 Posted 09/03/2016 at 21:57:42
Cheers Brian, I’ll check out that link. I was always under the impression that there was some sort of post war lottery draw and we ended up in Division 2. I’ve always blamed Adolf for that as well.
Oliver Molloy
43 Posted 09/03/2016 at 22:02:55
Taking the piss and making fun of an Everton player who is in hospital with a serious chest infection is pretty low in my books.

Oviedo has shown more guts and commitment wearing the shirt than many other players in our squad.

Peter Cummings
44 Posted 09/03/2016 at 22:41:01
Hope the lad makes a full recovery he has been a revelation since his other big setback.

The Chelsea result could be a blessing in disguise, they have possibly lost two of their most important players in Costa and Hazard, But what the hell am I saying the Hammers were missing most of their defence gave us a two-goal lead and still won. anyway I guess we can always dream... can’t we ???.

John Beesley
45 Posted 09/03/2016 at 23:02:51
Oh lighten up Oliver, but as long as you got that off your chest that is the main thing.
Mark Andersson
46 Posted 09/03/2016 at 23:07:04
Get well soon Bryan. I’m sure he will be pissed off missing the game against Chelsea.

As for the jokes, keep them comming, gotta have a laugh.

I live in Australia now and have never suffered a cold in 14 years. Perth gets cold in the winter months.

John Beesley
47 Posted 09/03/2016 at 23:07:59
It is taking the piss or what, imagine if I went to casualty in Fazak Ossie waited 8 hours and then said I had a cough I would get laughed out of there and rightly so, there are some people in need of real treatment and they cannot even get a bed!

Now let's put this thing into perspective.

John Beesley
48 Posted 09/03/2016 at 23:12:05
I like Ovideo a good lad but boot him out, give him a bottle of Cavornia and tell him to chill out!

He needs to toughen up a bit don’t you think?

Phil Sammon
49 Posted 09/03/2016 at 23:29:17
If you have chest pains and difficultly breathing, I think any doctor in the world would recommend you seek a medical examination.

Maybe not Shipman, actually, but anyone reputable.

Peter McHugh
50 Posted 09/03/2016 at 23:50:47
Sorry, Oliver, sounds wimpish to me. Would you nana or grandad have gone to hospital with bronchitis?.... Of course not. Everybody likes Oviedo, but c’mon.
John Beesley
52 Posted 09/03/2016 at 00:00:36
Incidentally it took me 106 phone calls this morning before my doctors answered the phone just to see a GP that could barely talk never mind make a decent diagnosis. This is what I mean, these guys live in one world and most of us live in another.
Oliver Molloy
53 Posted 09/03/2016 at 00:11:26
So Peter, you have experienced what it’s like to have a tight chest at 3 am in the morning and finding it difficult to breathe – yes, tell me more what did you do?

I think if you are 25 years old, a professional athlete and taking chest pains with breathing problems all,of a sudden that would be quite serious given we have seen sports people drop dead more and more these last number of years. Hope you are not a doctor, Peter.

We all know by this stage that John Beesley is as hard as nails like, so I won’t go there.

Oh right, and sick people can not get a bed in hospital because Bryan Oviedo should not be there – or are you saying not entitled to be there?

Oliver Molloy
55 Posted 10/03/2016 at 00:16:03
"A GP that could barely talk, never mind make a decent diagnosis" -

What exactly does that mean?

Clive Lewis
56 Posted 10/03/2016 at 00:16:18
I get chest pains, wind and chills every time we score now, in fact I’m not going to cheer anymore goals unless they are very last minute winners. Do we have any doctors that can diagnose this feeling?

Is this a reaction to Wiganisation of Everton football club.. Post game stress disorder causing palpitations and feeling of worthlessness.
John Beesley
57 Posted 10/03/2016 at 00:46:25
Never had a decent command of English, Oliver, and never seemed that informed medically, in fact, shit really... have you got a private doctor or do you not know what point I am making? Have you been to the doctors lately!
John Beesley
58 Posted 10/03/2016 at 00:51:20
I'm not surprised that there where almost forty thousand Evertonians with chest pains in casualty on Saturday night Clive after that result!
Dennis Ng
59 Posted 10/03/2016 at 00:53:11
Can I submit my chest pain medical bills to EFC then? Seems like they are indeed causing a lot of heartburn at the very least.
James Byrne
61 Posted 10/03/2016 at 03:36:30
I hope the lad gets well but it's another mystery how these athletes get ill when they are so closely monitored by health professionals.

Phil Sammon
62 Posted 10/03/2016 at 04:04:15
Allow me to solve the mystery, James.

Oviedo, whilst a professional athlete, is also a human being.

I can't believe how many bizarre comments this thread has received.

James Byrne
63 Posted 10/03/2016 at 04:19:23
Sorry Phil but to the average person who goes to work every day, this will be a mystery.

In the past 7 months I've flown several thousand air miles and maintained a 5 on 2 off rotation in the Middle East, doing over 12 hrs a day every day. I feel fine and I've never once been ill during that time while passing through different climates. There are thousands of people who work a lot harder than I do and mostly not through choice.

I'm 48 in a few weeks and a self confessed fat bastard, so I'll stick to my assessment on how a super fit athlete ends up in hospital so ill. It is a mystery, surely!

Phil Walling
64 Posted 10/03/2016 at 04:35:32
Changing the subject, what’s Gibson’s current ailment?
Peter McHugh
65 Posted 10/03/2016 at 05:29:07
Just joking a little, Oliver.
Dave Pritchard
66 Posted 10/03/2016 at 06:59:26
Have had a chest infection recently and felt crap but didn’t go to hospital. I read that the Swansea manager had a chest infection recently and like Oviedo ended up in hospital.

If you are in the Premier League then your club takes no chances and whisks you off to hospital. If you’re Joe Public, you just feel crap at home instead of in hospital.

Liam Reilly
67 Posted 10/03/2016 at 07:18:36
So with Baines likely to be out, it’s either 3 at the back for Saturday or Galloway comes back in. Big game for the lad after his mare against Sunderlands U21s.
Andy Codling
68 Posted 10/03/2016 at 07:23:05
Oh dear... it's a tough life being a footballer, isn’t it, bless him.

What's wrong with a copy of the Beano and a bottle of Lucozade!!

Colin Glassar
69 Posted 10/03/2016 at 08:14:58
I think it would be good to have a qualified quack here on TW who we could consult about minor ailments with.

Dr Bob's weekly column and free advice could be a winner on here

Dave Pritchard
70 Posted 10/03/2016 at 08:20:55
Is Baines definitely out for Saturday?
Oliver Molloy
72 Posted 10/03/2016 at 09:18:37
John @ 57,

You could have fooled me, and no I don’t know what point you are making which is why I asked you in the first place.

Have I got a private Doctor – No . Have I been to the doctors lately – Yes, and none of your business.

Trevor Lynes
73 Posted 10/03/2016 at 09:21:47
Having been a fan since 1948, I remember relegation very well. The worst Everton side I have ever seen with gates that hit rock bottom at 13,000. That was the era of Catterick the player.

Charlie Williams the comedian played centre half for one of the Yorkshire sides I cannot remember which. As we came up Liverpool went down.

Clive Rogers
74 Posted 10/03/2016 at 10:09:37
Baines has been on the bench regularly recently, so surely must play unless he's got worse this week.
Brent Stephens
75 Posted 10/03/2016 at 10:37:37
This has to be the zaniest thread for a while on TW. Man seriously enough ill to be taken to hospital. Cue comments about fit athletes shouldn't get ill; I travel the world and don't get ill (when the report says nothing about travel); my doctor is crap; he's only got a cough (says who?). Brightened my day (cough, cough!).
Dave Abrahams
76 Posted 10/03/2016 at 18:29:01
Trevor (73) Charlie Williams played for Doncaster Rovers. Yes, I was only 10 when they went down and they were most probably a poor team, but through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy didn’t seem to bad, until the last day of the season when they lost 6-0 and went down.

Trevor, I'll take your word for it but 13,000 seems very low for those days. I certainly remember the night we came back up at Oldham with a 4-0 win, winning 4-0 at half time as well, great to wake up the next day with us back in the First Division and THEM in the Second where they would remain for the next EIGHT YEARS, Oh Happy Days.

Karl Masters
77 Posted 10/03/2016 at 23:35:27
After the signing of Niasse from the Russian League, Roberto Martinez is reportedly ready to hand over a sack full of Roubles for Dynamo Moscow midfielder Ivor Tiklikov and his defensive team mate Damdis Chestikov.

Get well soon, Bryan. Your luck must improve soon.

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