Ashley Young is likely to miss the Everton v Luton Town clash in the FA Cup on Saturday, 27 January, according to Dr Rajpal Brar.
The injury expert believes that his setback is of a muscular nature and has reacted to comments from Sean Dyche referring to his fitness and ability to play week in and week out at 38.
However, the former Manchester United and Aston Villa player has probably suffered a setback or has not been responding as expected behind the scenes.
Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said about Young:
“Believe his injury to be a muscular injury but unsure of the specifics.
“The delay could be a setback or it could be that he’s not responding as hoped.
“The super fit aspect which Dyche has spoken about always bodes well for returns but his older age could certainly be a confounding variable.
“However, I always put a much bigger emphasis on fitness than age.
“He’ll probably not be back for the next game.“
Young has been a mainstay for Sean Dyche this season in the absence of Seamus Coleman, the captain of the club.
Despite the availability of Nathan Patterson, the 38-year-old has found himself ahead of the Scotland international in the pecking order. He has made 15 Premier League appearances this term but has been unavailable since the 2-0 victory against Chelsea on 10 December.