Everton manager Rafael Benitez has revealed Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be sidelined for more than two to three weeks after missing Monday’s 3-1 win over Burnley due to foot and quadriceps injuries.
The 24-year-old England international had scored in Everton’s first three Premier League games but was not part of the team of the day against the Clarets.
Calvert-Lewin played through injury and Benitez revealed the full extension, stating he will be sidelined for several weeks to recover.
“It could be longer, he broke a toe, then he was playing with an injection, with pain, it wasn’t easy for him,” Benitez said.
“He wasn’t training with the rest of the team and that’s why, I think, he had the problem.
“For me, it will be two or three weeks longer.”
Everton’s win over Burnley brought the Toffees to fourth in the league, remaining one of only five undefeated sides.
Benitez’s side came back from 1-0 in the second half with three goals in six minutes, including a stunning long-range shot by winger Andros Townsend that assisted Michael Keane’s equalizer.
“The main thing in this team, everyone was saying we needed wings,” Benitez said.
“Richarlison did a great job today [up front] also and the two wings helped the striker to do better.
“When I decided that Andros could be an important player for us, I was convinced. He is a professional and he wants to learn and we have a group of players who want to improve. “
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