Pundit fears for Everton after Dominic Calvert-Lewin injury update
Dominic Calvert-Lewin may not impact Everton when he returns from injury.
That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest injury news out of Finch Farm.
Calvert-Lewin is yet to feature in the 2022-23 campaign because of a knee injury suffered in pre-season.
As quoted by the Liverpool Echo (4 September), Lampard revealed the striker has returned to full training ahead of the visit of West Ham on Sunday (18 September).
On 7 September, the club confirmed that Jordan Pickford had picked up a thigh injury in the 0-0 draw with Liverpool (3 September).
Kenny claims Calvert-Lewin may not have the impact many are expecting when he does return.
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“It’s alright having Calvert-Lewin back but he has missed all of this season and most of last season,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“He wasn’t quite at it when he came back last season as well. I don’t know if you remember but he missed a penalty right after he came back.
“He did not look like he was before, whether he was holding back a little bit, I don’t know. It depends how he comes back this time.
“We know how good he was before that injury. But he has never been prolific, has he? He usually gets eight or nine goals.
“Don’t get me wrong, they need him back but they need him scoring goals more than anything. You worry if he doesn’t hit the ground running.”
Calvert-Lewin has been plagued by injury over the past 18 months.
The England international contributed five goals and two assists in 17 Premier League appearances in the 2021-22 campaign.