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Dominic Calvert-Lewin faces a spell out with a broken toe and a quad injury, Everton manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed.

The 24-year-old, who has scored three goals in as many Premier League games this season, is not a part of the Everton squad to face Burnley on Monday Night Football.

When asked about the striker’s absence, Benitez confirmed Calvert-Lewin will be out for at least two or three weeks and will be monitored by the club’s medical staff.

“He has broken his toe,” Benitez said. “He was training with problems and playing with pain.

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“He had an injury the other day to his quadriceps and we have to wait two-to-three weeks, maybe more.”

It is a blow to an Everton side who have begun life under Benitez in encouraging fashion, with Calvert-Lewin emerging as a reliable goalscorer following breakthrough campaigns in 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Calvert-Lewin’s goalscoring exploits also earned him a senior England call-up in 2020. He has since gone on to feature 11 times for the Three Lions, scoring four times and was a member of the squad at Euro 2020.

The post Benitez: Injured Calvert-Lewin facing few weeks out appeared first on Sporting Life.

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