Everton boss Frank Lampard has revealed how long Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be out and his injury is not as serious as initially reported.
Calvert-Lewin injured his knee in training and Lampard has confirmed he will be sidelined for six weeks.
It happens a day later Football Insider jumped the gun with their report suggesting he will be out for three months.
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“Losing a player of Dominic’s quality in the week before the first game is obviously going to affect you,” said lampard.
“We are probably looking at around six weeks for the injury. It was evaluated over a few days and that’s where we are.
“It comes with the territory to have a squad and to train at that level. We will have to work around that.
“Other players will have to step in and do the job and hopefully six weeks will pass fairly quickly and we get Dominic back.”
Calvert-Lewin missed four months of last season with a persistent muscle injury and was limited to just 17 Premier League appearances, scoring five times.
Lampard added: “Dominic looked great, really fit, really strong.
“I took him out of a pre-season game as a precaution, but throughout pre-season we constantly commented on how good he looked, and we were very positive.
“It’s a blow for everyone, especially for him, because I know the feeling as a player when you’re fired up and ready for the new season.
“I feel for him, but we will support him, as we always do, and as a team and a team we just have to watch the games ahead of us.”
Evertonwho narrowly avoided relegation last season, is set to be without Calvert-Lewin for his first seven league games against Chelsea, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Leeds, Liverpool and Arsenal.
When asked if he needed to bolster his attacking options with a signaled target move, 20-year-old Chelsea striker Armando Broja Lampard replied: “I wouldn’t talk about other targets individually, but in that area of the pitch, yes, we are obviously aware of what we have.
“We lost Richarlison who was versatile up front. I know we bought from Dwight [McNeil] but we are very aware of the areas we want to strengthen.
“Going into the first game with Solomon suspended as well, it’s pretty clear that could be one of the areas we’re looking at.”
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