Lukaku on track for Palace

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is hopeful that striker Romelu Lukaku will be fit for Saturday's Premier League game at Crystal Palace.

Last Updated: 06/11/13 at 11:33 Post Comment

Romelu Lukaku: Everton striker should be fit for Crystal Palace trip

Romelu Lukaku: Everton striker should be fit for Crystal Palace trip

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The on-loan Chelsea striker injured his left knee when clashing with Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during Sunday's goalless draw at Goodison Park.

Lloris controversially remained on the pitch despite being knocked unconscious but Lukaku had to be substituted and was unable to put any weight on his knee as he departed the action.

However, the 20-year-old Belgium international has since made a good recovery - he posted a picture online of a bag of frozen vegetables that he was using to reduce the swelling - and is now back in training.

Martinez told the club's official website: "We're very pleased with Romelu's recovery.

"We were a little worried on Monday but he reacted well to training and is fully fit to train, which is really good news.

"Everyone else has been fine - we didn't collect any other knocks or bruises on Sunday."

Martinez will be keen to have Lukaku in his squad at Selhurst Park as he has already lost the services of Arouna Kone who faces a long spell out with a cartilage problem.

The 29-year-old was injured after coming on as a substitute in the 2-1 home win over Hull on Saturday October 19.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Mail Box

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company