By Sam Stone

3rd Aug, 2022 | 10:10pm

Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin has not suffered lateral collateral ligament injury

Everton striker Dominic Calvert Lewin has not suffered a lateral collateral ligament injury and that is excellent news for all Evertonians.

The striker picked up a knock in training and it’s understood the club’s medical staff are now assessing the 25-year-old’s injury.

90min journalist Chris Smith has revealed (via Twitter, 3 August) that the striker has not suffered a lateral Collateral ligament injury.

The club have also released a statement on the England striker confirming that he will miss the opening Premier League fixture against Chelsea.

Knee injuries are never good news for footballers, and the Toffees will be happy that the striker has not done any serious long-term damage.

The England international has been so unlucky with injuries over the last year at a period of his career where he should be featuring week in and week out and scoring goals regularly.

This injury should be an indication to the club hierarchy to bring in a new striker quickly, with the injury to Calvert-Lewin highlighting the lack of striking options for the Toffees.

Armando Broja has been a long-time target for Everton, with Smith previously suggesting (via Twitter, 28 July) that Everton are very much at the table for the 20-year-old forward.

Frank Lampard cannot afford to head into the new season without a proven Premier League striker, especially after the departure of Richarlison to Tottenham.

The club simply have to add to their attacking options in the coming weeks or risk being exposed in the upcoming 2022/23 Premier League season.