Sean Dyche shares Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Nathan Patterson news in Everton injury update
Sean Dyche has confirmed that Everton duo Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Nathan Patterson both sustained hamstring injuries in the 1-1 draw against Wolves on Saturday (20 May), according to Joe Thomas.
The Toffees nicked a last-gasp point at the Molineux Stadium through Yerry Mina’s 98th-minute goal, which leaves the club two points above the relegation zone, having played a game more than Leeds United and Leicester City.
Despite the positive end result, both Patterson and Calvert-Lewin were forced off the pitch in the first half through injury.
As reported by Liverpool Echo journalist Thomas on Twitter, Dyche provided a diagnosis of the injuries but refused to speculate on the severity or the timeframe of the issues.
“Hamstring issues for both Patterson and Calvert-Lewin,” Thomas wrote.
“Dyche says too early to tell how serious”
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Although Dyche would have been extremely proud of the fight and spirit his Everton side showed against Wolves, the occasion was marred by the injuries to Calvert-Lewin and Patterson.
As soon as the striker was subbed off just before half-time, the Toffees barely threatened the Wolves goal again until Mina poked home in the 98th minute after a goal-mouth scramble.
The influence that he holds over this Everton is quite remarkable but equally worrying when considering the Premier League showdown against Bournemouth next week.
Patterson’s injury also leaves Dyche with a tough juggling act ahead of next week.
With Seamus Coleman already sidelined until the end of the season, the Toffees boss was forced to play Michael Keane in an unorthodox right-back role – something he will not want to put to chance again.
Hamstring injuries are notoriously hard to recover from in a short space of time, so this really doesn’t bode well for Dyche and Everton.