Jack Rodwell to see nerve specialist

Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell is set to see a nerve specialist due to repeated hamstring injuries, as the club’s medical staff look to get him back to fitness.

The England international has been on the sidelines for long spells this term, with four separate setbacks with his hamstrings this season.

Steve Round, David Moyes’ assistant, has confirmed that everything is being done to remedy Rodwell’s problems.

“We think it is something to do with the nervous system and are exploring that avenue,” Mirror Football record Round as stating.

“We owe it to him to make sure that we are doing the right thing and it maybe that a summer’s rest or an injection into a nerve to get the inflammation down helps.

“He is working really hard to strengthen his hamstring, and we won’t finish him for the season.

“We have to keep him going, we have to try and re-strengthen and make sure that he is doing all the right things to prevent. Jack seems okay, he seems quite strong and will overcome that. It is just a case of easing him off at the minute and easing him back.

“Once he gets into the team and gets a run, he will improve. Jack is at the stage where he needs to be a regular. This has set him back a little bit but I have confidence he is going to be a top player,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight