Adam Jones has now shared news of Everton’s injuries involving Ben Godfrey ahead of playing against Chelsea at home in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Lowdown: Accumulation of Injuries
The 24-year-old was forced out of the starting line-up in the Toffees’ 2-0 loss at Liverpool after picking up the injury in the warm-up, meaning Michael Keane had to come on.
He now joins Finch Farm’s long list of fringe players, which includes Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Andros Townsend and Donny van de Beek, while Richarlison may also have landed a light blow against the reds.
The Last: Godfrey’s Update
Take from TwitterLiverpool Echo reporter Jones has now shared an update from Frank Lampard on Godfrey’s situation, saying it was “bad luck” the defender was sent off with a muscle injury.
However, the Everton manager hopes it’s a ‘minor’ issue, saying: “Bad luck, muscle injury. What I have to say is I think Michael Keane comes 20 minutes before a game against Liverpool, that’s a real compliment for him. We hope it’s minor [for Godfrey].”
Should Everton launch Godfrey?
Verdict: big hit
It’s certainly a blow if Godfrey has to be ruled out for the majority of the season’s break-ins. A muscle injury can take weeks to fully heal as the Toffees have just six games left in the top-flight 2021/22 campaign.
The defender currently ranks among his teammates in tackles, clearances and blocks per game in the Premier League (WhoScored), suggesting Everton will no doubt need him to have the best chance of staying up.
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