Calvert-Lewin out for two months

Thursday 5 January 2017  14 Comments  [Jump to last]

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is facing up to eight weeks on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury on his first Premier League start for Everton on Monday.

The striker was one of two teenagers named in Ronald Koeman's starting XI against Southampton but he suffered the injury just six minutes into his full debut and had to be withdrawn five minutes later when it was clear he couldn't continue.

Koeman confirmed that will be out for, "up to seven to eight weeks," and that neither James McCarthy nor Maarten Stekelenburg will be involved against Leicester City this weekend in the FA Cup third round. New signing Ademola Lookman is cup-tied having played for Charlton in the competition this season. "James is still not in team training," the Dutchman explained. "It will be close but maybe [he can be involved] against Man City.

Maarten Stekelenburg is still out. It was a dead leg. We expected him back a little bit sooner and normally he will start tomorrow morning with his first session and we will see.

"Lennon is doubtful for the weekend but we have enough players."  

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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 05/01/2017 at 16:12:20
Still no news on Liam Walsh's injury, it happened over a month ago.
James Kirrane
2 Posted 05/01/2017 at 16:17:33
Such a shame. This lad looks very promising. Good luck and get back to peak fitness soon.
Barry Pearce
3 Posted 05/01/2017 at 16:27:30
No Dave, really annoying, Liam's got at least the same potential as tom Davies, and he Doesn't look out of place in a blue shirt.

Shame about DCL looks a very promising prospect, at least he's got time on his side. Hopefully he will get another chance in the future.

John Pickles
4 Posted 05/01/2017 at 18:21:05
I knew it was a mistake to have him mentored by Gibson!
Dave Abrahams
5 Posted 05/01/2017 at 19:04:09
Barry (#3), yes annoyed by the lack of information on Liam Walsh, but I should have remembered DCL, very unlucky in his first start for the club.

He is young and will get over this, seen him a couple of times in the U23s, he has good control and can beat a man, very good in the air, surprised he missed that chance at Hull, but these things happen. I hope he recovers quickly and is back soon.

Colin Glassar
6 Posted 05/01/2017 at 19:51:41
Is it true that Gibson is working as our physio now? I heard he graduated with honours.
Steve Alderson
7 Posted 05/01/2017 at 21:29:37
Shame. Maybe he doesn't know how to avoid a challenge at Premier League pace. Or more likely he is a victim of Everton's stinking bad luck.

I can't be bothered to remind you of other instances because I'm tired and you know that it started before all of us were cursed/blessed...

Anthony Dwyer
8 Posted 05/01/2017 at 23:59:50
Gotta feel for the lad, pushed for a start, gets one, injured within 5 minutes, then out for 2 months. Hopefully not another James Vaughan, talented but fragile...
John Daley
9 Posted 06/01/2017 at 01:07:51
You know what, Anthony, now that you mention him, I'd love another James Vaughan, minus the Black Knight mentality ("It's just a flesh wound") and bad luck of a bloke who once gozzed on a gypsy grannies back. I thought he looked to have the potential to be a really good player when he first broke into the side.

Pacy, all action, direct, decent in the air and never gave up on anything. He looked a far better prospect than his Herman Munster of a mate and made a much better fist of leading the line than that little, flattered to deceive, bald fucker who was our record signing at the time ever did.

As you say though, constant injuries put the lid back on whatever promise was brewing and both Everton and the player himself were left wondering 'what if?'.

I don't think Calvert-Lewin is similar in style in any way (from what little I've seen) and hopefully he'll come back strong from this injury and be given another chance to stake a claim.

Tony Waring
10 Posted 06/01/2017 at 09:09:21
Does anyone know what happenned to James Vaughan ?
Allan Barratt
11 Posted 06/01/2017 at 09:15:24
James Vaughan is at Bury, doing well too 17 games 10 goals.
Could of been a great player if not for injuries.
David Chait
12 Posted 06/01/2017 at 09:25:19
John (9) .. thoughts Delial Brewster was the next Vaughan.. fast, strong and a great eye for goals... don't understand why he saw no game time for u23 after years of success for u18.

In fact I thought he looked like the next Lukaku.. wasnt only the haircut but his style of play.

Steavey Buckley
13 Posted 06/01/2017 at 17:51:27
Silver lining, Gerard's loan deal is put on hold, due to injuries at the club involving Lennon and Calvert-Lewin.
Dan Egerton
14 Posted 08/01/2017 at 15:10:56
Delial Brewster started a loan with Southport for the rest of the season. A week or so ago.

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