By Liam Thomas

10th Nov, 2022 | 2:40pm

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin dislocates shoulder in new injury blow

Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has dislocated his shoulder in a new major injury blow, according to John Cross of the Mirror.

Calvert-Lewin has had a torrid time with injuries as of late and had only just made his comeback to Frank Lampard’s first XI in recent weeks to little success.

The striker has also not been included in England’s World Cup squad either in a day of disappointing news which may ultimately be good news for Everton.

“Calvert-Lewin will now see a specialist in the next 24 hours to assess a dislocated shoulder that has hampered his recent performances for Everton,” said Cross as quoted by the Mirror.

“It has affected his performances in the past few weeks as Calvert-Lewin has been plagued by injury problems in the past year.”

Back him.

It’s time for the Everton hierarchy to step up and back Lampard in the coming January transfer window. There is a glaring hole in the Blues team and it’s an out-and-out centre forward who can bang in goals.

Calvert-Lewin’s constant injuries mean he can’t be relied on anymore and his latest setback is unfortunately the final straw.

Neal Maupay isn’t capable of playing a pivotal poaching role in this side either, leaving the club with no other option than to explore the market.

There are plenty of top talents out there, whether Everton would be willing to spend big on a forward is another matter altogether.

Competition for strikers will be rife this January and the sooner the Toffees can get someone over the line the better.

Calvert-Lewin’s injury in some ways couldn’t have come at a better time, it will hopefully force the Everton board into finally backing Lampard.