Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be injured for ‘around 4-6 weeks’
Injury expert Ben Dinnery says that Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be out injured for ‘around 4-6 weeks’.
The Lowdown: Dyche update
Speaking to the media in his pre-game press conference ahead of their match away at Arsenal in the Premier League tonight, Sean Dyche has confirmed that Calvert-Lewin is still recovering from injury, and did not give a timeframe on when he could return.
He has missed their last three games in the top flight, playing last in Everton’s 1-0 victory against the Gunners at Goodison Park in early February.
The Latest: 4-6 weeks out?
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Dinnery says that the Arsenal clash will come ‘too soon’ for Calvert-Lewin, and that he could even be facing ‘around 4-6 weeks’ out with his hamstring problem:
“We’re certainly not expecting Calvert-Lewin to be involved against Arsenal, that’s probably going to come too soon.
“I think we’re potentially looking at around 4-6 weeks or so with regards to that hamstring problem.
“It’s not just this injury in particular that the club are focusing on.”
The Verdict: New striker needed
Calvert-Lewin is simply too unreliable in terms of fitness, as he has had so many injury problems in the past.
Former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor has even gone as far as to rant that he is ‘made out of straw‘, in that every little issue seems to affect him hugely.
Calvert-Lewin has been a reliable goalscorer in the past when he has been consistently fit, reaching double figures in multiple top-flight seasons, but when he has been fit this term, he has only managed one goal, which led the Premier League’s record goalscorer Alan Shearer to label his numbers ‘embarrassing‘.
Nonetheless, with only 17 goals this campaign, the Toffees are the lowest scorers in the division, and so they need to sign a more reliable striker in the summer, and perhaps even think of moving £100,000-per-week Calvert-Lewin on.