Oviedo admitted to hospital with chest infection

Reports suggested that Oviedo was taken to a medical facility having suffered chest pains that left him struggling to breathe in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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The 26-year-old is now a fitness doubt for Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Everton has confirmed that Bryan Oviedo was admitted to hospital with a chest infection.

Reports suggested that Oviedo was taken to a medical facility having suffered chest pains that left him struggling to breathe in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Everton has not confirmed the severity of his infection, but the club posted on Twitter a thankyou from the versatile left-sided player to supporters for their well wishes.

The 26-year-old is now a fitness doubt for Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Oviedo, who last month signed a new deal until 2019, has made 10 Premier League appearances for Everton this season.