The defender pulled up hobbling after stretching into a tackle and had to be helped off the pitch before being replaced by Yerry Mina just 12 minutes into the 4-1 win in the FA Cup.
Frank Lampard confirmed afterwards that Godfrey suffered a hamstring injury which is expected to be confirmed by scans back at Finch Farm in the next couple of days but it looked serious enough that he now faces a spell in the sidelines.
“It's a hamstring injury, which is to be assessed," Lampard said. "It's not good. We're slightly concerned.
"He will be missing for a period of time. I don't necessarily know the severity of the injury but it's a hamstring.”
Scans at Finch Farm have since revealed a tear to the muscle and the club have announced that Godfrey is expected to be sidelined "until March", with Lampard indicating in his press conference on Monday that he expected to be out for "4 to 5 weeks".
Meanwhile, Abdoulaye Doucouré has been pencilled in for a return to action around the end of February.
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1 Posted 05/02/2022 at 18:38:14
2 Posted 05/02/2022 at 22:53:52
3 Posted 06/02/2022 at 10:30:41
4 Posted 06/02/2022 at 14:25:57
5 Posted 07/02/2022 at 14:15:34
6 Posted 07/02/2022 at 14:22:50
7 Posted 07/02/2022 at 15:22:22
8 Posted 07/02/2022 at 15:22:23
It was a failure not to secure another centre-half during the transfer window. Everton can have as many more attackers and midfield players as they like, but defending properly will determine if Everton survive relegation.
9 Posted 07/02/2022 at 15:23:58
10 Posted 07/02/2022 at 15:34:14
Fast forward from the still picture to around 10 minutes to the start of his Q&As.
On Godfrey, if all goes well he is out for 4-5 weeks. Same as Delph. Doucoure 3-4 weeks.
The three 'Ds' - Dom, Donny and Dele - are all in the matchday squad. Frank speaks glowingly of all three and how they are applying themselves, as well as showing their qualities, in the week since the manager arrived.
Dele has had criticism for turning up in a £300,000 Rolls Royce in training and for his dress attire at the game on Saturday. Doesn't interest Frank in the least.
Understands the importance of the next two games, but is not bigging them up as there are 18 games to go to the end of the season.
If he speaks with the same quiet confidence and clarity to the players as he uses in public, we've got a gud 'un here.
11 Posted 07/02/2022 at 15:56:56
Can't wait to see the three Ds together.
12 Posted 07/02/2022 at 16:09:27
Shame for Ben, but I am confident he will bounce back and make himself hard not to be picked!
13 Posted 07/02/2022 at 16:29:38
I heard that that Dixie Dean bloke once let a 19, and a 44, go by in order to jump on a 544 to the ground. Limited stop; minimum fare! Flash bastard – should have been kicked out of the club.
14 Posted 07/02/2022 at 16:34:35
15 Posted 07/02/2022 at 19:13:12
I hope the new backroom staff can do something to minimise the plethora of soft tissue injuries that our players are forever getting.
16 Posted 07/02/2022 at 19:19:51
Delph 4 - 5 weeks? Hasn't it been (or felt like) 4 - 5 years?
17 Posted 07/02/2022 at 20:03:08
18 Posted 07/02/2022 at 20:16:06
19 Posted 07/02/2022 at 20:39:04
20 Posted 07/02/2022 at 20:56:12
21 Posted 07/02/2022 at 20:57:54
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