Dominic Calvert-Lewin will MISS the Merseyside Derby on December 1 after injured Everton star suffers training setback in huge blow to Rafa Benitez
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss the Merseyside Derby after an injury setback
- The Everton striker has been sidelined since August 26 with a quad injury
- A setback in training has meant that the Englishman will miss the derby
Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss the Merseyside derby on December 1 as Rafa Benitez suffered a further blow on Friday in his attempts to build Everton’s momentum.
Calvert-Lewin started the season by scoring three goals in Everton’s first three games but he has not played since August 26.
It was hoped he would be back before the international break but he suffered a setback in training, and his rehabilitation from an issue with his quad has been slow.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has suffered an injury setback and will miss the Merseyside Derby
Benitez, whose side face a difficult run of games beginning with Sunday’s trip to Manchester City, has been without the spine of his side for most of the autumn, with Abdoulaye Doucoure and Yerry Mina also absent.
But he made it clear that England forward Calvert-Lewin would not be coming to his rescue any time soon.
‘I try to not put dates out because you never know, but I said at least two or three weeks,’ Benitez explained.
‘What does that mean? It depends on how he progresses. It could be sooner or later.
‘What I can say for sure is that he will be out for two or three weeks minimum.’
An issue picked up in training has served as a huge blow for Toffees manager Rafa Benitez