By Jack Cunningham

13th Oct, 2021 | 6:10pm

Everton star Lucas Digne predicted to be out of action for about three weeks

Lucas Digne could miss the next three weeks after the Everton left-back suffered a hamstring injury while away on international duty with France.

Ben Dinnery, a Premier League expert on injuries, revealed that the French international could be out for three weeks on the Premier League Injury News show.

He makes his estimation based on the injury that Digne has suffered, and it seems as if Rafael Benitez will have to find a way to cope without the 28-year-old.

Dinnery said: “What we do know [is that] Lucas Digne suffered a hamstring injury during the European Championships, and that disrupted his pre-season a little bit.

“So again, that is a worry if it is a recurrence of that injury.

“What we know from the data, the average return to play from a hamstring injury is around 17-19 days.

“So you know Rafa Benitez and his medical team will want to manage Lucas Digne.

“He’s got to be considered a major doubt”.

Bad news for the Toffees.

Now, given that Everton sent their only other first-team left-back out on loan, this was always going to be a risk with Digne, and it appears as if it hasn’t paid off.

The Frenchman looks almost certain to miss the West Ham game and other matches beyond that as well, which could stretch Benitez’s squad to the limit.

He has already had to play Ben Godfrey at right-back because of Seamus Coleman’s injury, so the last thing he needs is an injury to Digne.

The left-back has become an essential part of this Everton side since he joined in the summer of 2018, but it is clear that the Toffees need another left-back.

They do actually have one in Niels Nkounkou, but he is out on loan with Standard Liege and can’t help the Toffees until January at the earliest.

We just have to hope that Digne’s injury isn’t that bad, and he is back in action soon.

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