'A big blow': Sky journalist provides injury update live from Everton's training ground today
Sky Sports News’ Alan Irwin said: “No Dominic Calvert-Lewin, we can see Frank Lampard here, a big blow, the centre forward having picked up that injury in training yesterday.
“We’re still trying to ascertain the full extent of the injury. Everton are not exactly overloaded with options for a replacement for Calvert-Lewin.”
Calvert-Lewin has had his fair share of injury issues in the past 12 months, missing out on more than half of Everton’s games last season.
The England international missed much of the first half of last season with a fractured toe, and then complained of a thigh issue as the campaign was ending.
The full extent of Calvert-Lewin’s latest injury is not known, but Everton fans will be hoping it’s nothing serious, as the Toffees have yet to replace last season’s top scorer Richarlison after his £60m move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Calvert-Lewin injury update is bad news for Everton
Frank Lampard couldn’t have imagined a worse position to pick up an injury to a key player.
Lampard could look to youngster Lewis Dobbin, but reports suggest Dobbin is very close to leaving the club on loan, although that may be delayed to allow the 19-year-old to deputise for Calvert-Lewin.
Lampard will be hoping that Everton can get a deal over the line quickly for one of the forwards they’ve been linked with.
The problem will be convincing their next opponent’s Chelsea to strengthen their opening day opponents by giving a deal for either player the green light.
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