Everton defender Yerry Mina has travelled to Colombia to ask doctors there to look at his latest injury and aid his recovery.

That’s according to specialist Gustavo Portela, who says the Everton defender requested a ‘review and treatment’ from the medical team at Deportivo Cali personally.

Mina is currently recovering from the latest of a long line of injuries since his arrival at Everton, picked up in the opening day defeat by Chelsea.

He felt a discomfort in his right ankle in that game and was substituted off after 70 minutes and it was later discovered he had suffered an ankle ligament injury that will see him out until October at the earliest.

The defender has since returned to his homeland and it appears he is set to undergo part of his recovery ‘advised by’ Deportivo Cali’s doctor Gustavo Portela, who confirmed the Everton man had made the request.

“Juan José, his brother, is a player of ours, on Saturday I knew he was coming to the city,” he told Caracol Radio’s El VBar.

“It seems to me that because he was travelling, he asked his brother to tell us that he was going to come for a check-up.

“It is normal that Yerry when he is in activity seeks us for a concept, an opinion, advice, it is not something strange because they have a lot of confidence in our department.

“I want to avoid from that part (criticism in England) because medical departments are just that, medical departments.

“I don’t have the context of the doctor’s statement and it would seem risky and daring to me to issue a concept as to what I don’t know.”