Roberto Martinez is concerned with James McCarthy‘s persistent hamstring issues.
McCarthy returned from a short spell out with a hamstring problem last weekend but limped off after only half an hour of Thursday’s Europa League clash against Wolfsburg.
Martinez: “We’re going to get him checked today. The reaction was good from last night but we’ll find out exactly what the extent is.
“It’s the hamstring that he had a bit of trouble with beforehand and we need to assess it with a lot of intention. It’s a serious problem because it’s a problem he’s had before and we need to make sure we find the root of the problem.
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“I would have had regrets if the injury had happened in the 80th minute, because clearly then it’s because the tissues were fatigued and you’re running a bigger risk.
“Football is a contact sport and you always run the risk of injuries. Yesterday was different. It was after 10/15 minutes, the soft tissues should have been in good condition.
“If you could predict what could happen, obviously you would stop those sort of incidents.”