Martinez injury extent revealed
Everton manager Roberto Martinez remains in a coma following a serious car accident while on holiday with family in Mallorca - but now the extent of his injuries confirm that he is unlikely to play any part in managing Everton this season.
His problems don't just start at respiratory failure, but he has 3 broken ribs, a broken fibia, a broken wrist, a hairline fracture to the pelvic bone, and severe burns to his upper back and lower left leg.
Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright, who only a week prior to the accident put pen to paper on a three-year contract extension with Martinez, has been in Mallorca since the day of the accident:
"The doctors have told us, simply put, that Roberto will not be able to play a part in managing Everton Football Club this year.
"We are all still praying Roberto pulls through as he is not only my employee, but a good friend.
"My heart aches at the situation, and talking football at a time like this seems so trivial.
"However, the world does not stop spinning, and I do have a football club to run.
"Due to the extent of Roberto's predicted time out of the game, Everton will seek to appoint an interim management team for the beginning of our 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season in a weeks time."