Everton boss Frank Lampard delivers concerning Andros Townsend update ahead of West Ham


Frank Lampard has provided a less than positive update on Andros Townsend's wellbeing after Everton’s FA Cup drubbing.

The Toffees would face off with Crystal Palace in a quarter-final clash on Sunday afternoon.

Given their awful form in the league, Everton were no doubt hopeful of a morale boosting win in the cup that would have guided them to a spot at Wembley.

In the end, though, the Merseysiders were torn apart by Palace, who put four past Jordan Pickford without reply.

As well as losing on the day, Everton suffered a concerning injury blow as Andros Townsend was taken off after less than 16 minutes.

And, when speaking about the winger after the game, Frank Lampard confirmed that the early signs indicate he has suffered a serious knee injury: "Townsend looks bad, it's a knee injury, his studs got stuck in the grass.

“We'll assess him over the coming days, the early signs are that it is a bad knee injury."

West Ham vs Everton

Given the fact that Everton are in the midst of a relegation scrap, losing a key player such as Townsend for a prolonged period would be a big blow.

The club's next outing comes against West Ham on April 3rd.

The Toffees head into the game sitting 17th in the Premier League, only three points above the relegation zone.

Granted, 18th-placed Watford have played two more league games than Everton, but the Blues will nevertheless be desperate to string together a positive stretch of results heading into the business end of the campaign.


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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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