By Ben Dinnery

11th Nov, 2022 | 6:46am

Insider: Everton backed to sign striker in January after Dominic Calvert-Lewin news

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury may prompt Everton to move for another striker in the January transfer window.

That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis, speaking exclusively to Football Insider

Calvert-Lewin was forced off with a hamstring injury just after the hour mark of Everton’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester City at Goodison Park last weekend (5 November).

The Guardian reported on Thursday (10 November) that the 25-year-old will also now see a specialist over a dislocated shoulder he suffered during the game.

He has been struggling with a shoulder since the 1-0 loss to Newcastle United last month (19 October) and the extent of the problem will now be determined.

The striker will not feature in Everton’s last game before the World Cup when they travel to Bournemouth on Saturday (12 November).

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“Frank Lampard will now be questioning whether he can rely on him wholly,” Dinnery told Football Insider‘s Connor Whitley.

“And is Neal Maupay the guy who is going to come in and pick up that mantle when he is out?

“We have a January transfer window in there and it does leave them a bit light in attack if Dominic Calvert-Lewin is ruled out for any significant spell.

“For him, the break comes at a good time and hopefully gives him the chance to get in some good work on the training pitch before the resumption of play.”

Calvert-Lewin has completed just 90 minutes in the Premier League 11 times since the beginning of the 2021-22 season.

In the 2020-21 campaign he scored 16 goals in 32 top-flight starts and had established himself as Harry Kane’s back up for England.

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