Everton are still weighing up their options after striker James Vaughan saw his knee surgery in the USA postponed at the last minute.
The injury-plagued 20-year-old had only recently returned to action following ligament damage to his left knee, before suffering a new problem during training a couple of weeks ago.
However, after flying to the United States to go under the knife, Vaughan had to return home unscathed after surgeon Dr Richard Steadman had to undergo shoulder surgery himself.
Toffees head physio Mick Rathbone told the club's official website: "That was incredible.
"You fly to America for an operation and the guy is taken quite ill. What can you do? We are getting a report on it this week.
"James wants Dr Steadman to do it and so do we. We think he is the best at this kind of thing. James is 20 and it is important to us to get the right guy.
"How long do we wait to get it done? There is a fine line and we are weighing that up now."