Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has not been named in tonight’s squad to face Burnley, and speaking before the game, manager Rafa Benitez revealed that the player is going to miss some time.
The forward had broken a toe during the preseason and has been playing through the pain barrier. However he withdrew from the England camp during the recently-concluded international break after sustaining a thigh injury, which was later clarified as a quadriceps issue.
"He has broken his toe. He was training with problems and playing with pain."— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 13, 2021
Rafa Benitez reveals that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be out for two-three weeks with an injury. pic.twitter.com/F7iVAgNGrX
“He has broken his toe. He was training with problems and playing with pain.
“He had an injury the other day to his quadriceps and we have to wait two-to-three weeks, maybe more.”
Now Benitez has added that it could be at least 2-3 weeks before we see DCL again, which likely will take us through to the next international break. Here is the Blues schedule for the upcoming few weeks -
Everton at Aston Villa, Saturday 18th September [Premier League]
Everton at Queens Park Rangers, Tuesday, 21st September [Carabao Cup]
Everton vs Norwich City, Saturday 25th September [Premier League]
Everton at Manchester United, Saturday 2nd October [Premier League]
International break starts on Monday 4th October