The Lowdown: Triple injury concern
The Toffees forward was forced off the pitch in the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City at the start of the month which caused plenty of concern among supporters.
Frank Lampard later revealed that the 25-year-old was suffering from three different injuries in the form of his hamstring, shoulder and a small knock, and an update on his potential expected return date has now emerged.
The Latest: Calvert-Lewin fitness update
Asked on Twitter whether Calvert-Lewin is likely to be available to face the Wanderers at Goodison Park next month, Thomas replied:
“DCL will be touch and go for Wolves. The hope is he will be fit but I think experience has taught them to be cautious.”
The Verdict: Don’t take unnecessary risks
Calvert-Lewin is undoubtedly one of the most integral members of Everton’s squad having posted 77 goal contributions in 197 appearances, but there’s no need to risk him if he’s not ready.
The Sheffield-born talent has only made four starts this season so will likely require time to get up to full speed, and the club won’t want to make matters worse by throwing him in at the deep end.
The Merseyside outfit are in desperate need of points to get them away from the danger zone, but continuing without their attacker for one or two games might prove to be the safest option.
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