By Dr Rajpal Brar

26th May, 2023 | 8:10am

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin facing multiple muscle issues, likely to miss Bournemouth game - Injury Expert

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin is facing injuries in his groin as well as hamstring with him being a doubt for Everton v Bournemouth, claims Dr Rajpal Brar.

The injury expert brought up his previous concern which he sustained during the game against Manchester City and believes that the setbacks he’s suffered over the season have added to the risk.

Thus far, he’s not been officially ruled out by the club but the expectations are that he will miss the game.

Speaking exclusively with Goodison News, Brar, a specialist in Physical Therapy and Sports Scientist, said, “A few weeks ago, Calvert Lewin had a tight groin at half time vs Manchester City and was removed as a precaution. This typically refers to the adductor muscles and the return timeline would’ve depended on if it’s in fact just a precaution or if there’s an overt tear.

“His past injury record is a factor here in that he hasn’t been able to build any fitness due to his constant injuries which results in increased injury risk when playing.

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“This one was reported as a hamstring injury and I believe most recently he’s been dealing with an adductor problem. That being said, this falls into the category of the injury cycle that he’s already been dealing with as he’s unable to play games due to injury which limits his fitness and thus increases injury risk so he’s a big doubt for the game.”

The English striker was a major doubt for the game against Wolves on 19 May too, but he ended up playing and then picked up an injury.

Now, it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be fit, leaving Sean Dyche to rely on players like Neal Maupay, Ellis Simms or Demarai Gray to lead the line.

Everton may not even need a win if results elsewhere go in their favour but the message from the manager will be clear and he will urge them to go all out for the three points.