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Everton forward to miss remainder of season with back injury

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Rats.

Everton v Newcastle United - Premier League Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

One of the few bright spots from this hellscape of an Everton season has been the development and play (particularly early in the year) of young striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The 21 year old Englishman has 8 goals and 7 assists on the year, and although his performances have tailed off a bit recently, DCL is a huge piece of Everton’s puzzle moving forward.

Calvert-Lewin’s versatility and work rate only increase his value, and it’s unfortunate that he’s now sidelined for the rest of the season and into the summer.

The Daily Mail’s Dominic King is right - that sounds awful, and we wish DCL all the best in his recovery moving forward. He joins Mason Holgate on the shelf, and England will badly miss those two young stars in their upcoming tournament.

Calvert-Lewin has appeared in all of Everton’s games except for two since late January, so hopefully Sam Allardyce will see this injury as an opportunity to welcome Nikola Vlasic back to the fold. I wouldn’t hold my breath, as Vlasic is not a striker, but can definitely offer something on the wing or as a number ten.

Get well soon, Dom!