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Koeman's starting XI against Southampton but he suffered the injury just six minutes into his full debut and had to be withdrawn five minutes later when it was clear he couldn't continue.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."
Reader Comments (14)
Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer
1 Posted 05/01/2017 at 16:12:20
2 Posted 05/01/2017 at 16:17:33
3 Posted 05/01/2017 at 16:27:30
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.
4 Posted 05/01/2017 at 18:21:05
5 Posted 05/01/2017 at 19:04:09
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.
6 Posted 05/01/2017 at 19:51:41
7 Posted 05/01/2017 at 21:29:37
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...
8 Posted 05/01/2017 at 23:59:50
9 Posted 06/01/2017 at 01:07:51
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.
10 Posted 06/01/2017 at 09:09:21
11 Posted 06/01/2017 at 09:15:24
Could of been a great player if not for injuries.
12 Posted 06/01/2017 at 09:25:19
In fact I thought he looked like the next Lukaku.. wasnt only the haircut but his style of play.
13 Posted 06/01/2017 at 17:51:27
14 Posted 08/01/2017 at 15:10:56
Add Your Comments
In order to post a comment, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.
Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and Talking Points submissions across the site.