Everton are using Zoom and Skype to keep Super Eagles ace Alex Iwobi and teammates busy as well as recuperating players.

The likes of Morgan Schneiderlin after his recent  knee surgeon is scheduled to have a date on the video conferencing application next week.

It is part of Everton’s plan to help every injured player on their road to recovery while also adhering to the government’s social distancing guidelines.

Everton are currently without Schneiderlin, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Cenk Tosun.

Speaking to the Guardian, Everton’s director of medical services, Danny Donachie, said: ‘The two most challenging situations are with Morgan and Cenk.

‘They are not able to do any weight-bearing exercise. Most of what we’d have done with them would be hands-on, and that’s not possible.

‘We are doing regular Skype sessions with them but what we can do practically is very limited. Morgan is due to see the surgeon on Monday next week and we will do that via Zoom.
‘From then he can probably do more exercise, so I will be doing one-to-one videos with him every day.’

Donachie also revealed that using Zoom and Skype is helping Everton to keep their players competitive – by mainly using stationary bikes – despite the lack of football.

He added: ‘It isn’t always possible because of logistics. I have a group of four, for example, and two of them don’t have bike, so we can’t do the bike session together.

‘But we have a weekly log of their sessions and that has introduced an element of competition because some of them want to do more sessions than anyone else – and see that recorded.’


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