Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin was forced off with an injury during international duty with England’s U21s tonight.
Latvia 1-2 England
The Young Lions went head to head with Latvia in a qualifier for the European U21 Championships.
In the end, Aidy Boothroyd’s men emerged with a hard-fought 2-1 victory.
Raivis Jurovskis gave the hosts an early lead, before Tammy Abraham levelled things shortly before the interval.
And Chelsea-owned Mason Mount completed the turnaround in the second-half, clinching 3 points for England with a winner 15 minutes from time.
However, it was not all smiles for the Young Lions, as one individual was forced off with an injury.
The player in question was Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who, incredibly, after being introduced for Abraham in the 80th-minute, was forced off with a problem just 8 minutes later:
An injury to Calvert-Lewin means the striker is replaced by Joshua Onomah. pic.twitter.com/ABJc1jQmgF
— England (@England) September 11, 2018
The extent of Calvert-Lewin’s injury is as of yet unknown, but Everton’s fans have unsurprisingly not taken the news too well:
— Im back (@HazoAG8) September 11, 2018
— ShithouseJack (@Jack_Oumar) September 11, 2018
Everton’s injury list
News of the English starlet’s problem could not come at a worse time for Everton.
Marco Silva’s men are currently facing an absolutely crisis on the injury front, with the likes of Idrissa Gueye, Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes, Phil Jagielka, Michael Keane, James McCarthy and Theo Walcott all on the sidelines.
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) September 10, 2018
Calvert-Lewin started and found the net in Everton’s most recent Premier League outing vs Huddersfield, but now looks to be in serious doubt to take on West Ham United this weekend.
The striker’s injury comes as the Toffees’ second blow in the space of 24 hours, after Seamus Coleman picked up a foot problem whilst on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.