Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin to visit specialist over shoulder injury

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has suffered another injury setback with the Everton striker to visit a specialist over a dislocated shoulder.

The 25-year-old will miss Everton’s final game before the World Cup at Bournemouth on Saturday after picking up a hamstring injury during last weekend’s defeat by Leicester. He has also been hindered by a shoulder injury sustained at Newcastle on 19 October, and will see a specialist in the next 24 hours to determine the extent of the problem.

Calvert-Lewin, whose recent injury woes cost him a place in England’s World Cup squad, dislocated the shoulder on his first start of the season. It was popped back in at St James’ Park but happened again during the draw at Fulham 10 days later. Despite the striker playing on with the problem Everton need to determine the severity of the injury and what action to take during the break in the Premier League season.

The England international has been plagued by injury problems for the past 15 months. He missed much of last season with a fractured toe and a thigh problem, then sustained a knee injury on the eve of this season that ruled him out for two months.

Frank Lampard’s team have struggled for goals all season, managing only 11 in 14 games so far. Despite Calvert-Lewin’s injury record and the sale of Richarlison to Tottenham, the club added only Neal Maupay to their attacking options in the summer. The Everton manager hopes to address his shortage of striking options in the January window.