Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be forced to wear protective mask for quick return following Martinez collision


DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN is facing another spell out after fracturing his cheekbone in Everton’s 4-0 defeat at Aston Villa.

The Toffees striker was forced off in first half at Villa Park following a collision with Emiliano Martinez and was rushed straight to hospital.

GettyDominic Calvert-Lewin could be forced to wear a protective mask[/caption]

It is the latest in a long run of injury issues for the 26-year-old over the past year – with the forward now having to follow FA concussion protocols, though he could return sooner rather than later with a protective mask.

Calvert-Lewin’s father was reduced to tears in the stands following another injury but has also hit out at Everton supporters for abuse directed at his son.

Writing on Facebook, Karlda Lewin said: “The life of a Premier League footballer Dad.

“The last time I went to Villa Park, he was a 16-year-old sub for Sheffield United.

“Today I was there to see him start his first game in 2 years that he’s been fully fit.

“I was nervous beyond belief but I knew how hard he’d worked to recover so had faith he’d be ok.

“To see my son hurt like that brought me to tears again. It always will no matter what age he is. He’s now in hospital getting sorted.

“I hear the names he got called by his own ‘fans’ first-hand and what I will say is this: my son lives the dream daily like you wouldn’t believe and that won’t change, regardless of what some numpty in Stone Island gear shouts.


“Stay bitter fellas. Stay bitter.

“So it’s another little setback in a long list of setbacks but he’ll be alright. He always is.”

The striker said: “Didn’t expect to end up here today. I’m sorry it wasn’t the return everyone was hoping for and no one is more frustrated than me. It’s a sore one, but I’ll be back shortly.”

Meanwhile, Everton have condemned racist abuse sent to midfielder Amadou Onana on Instagram following the defeat.

It comes a week after teammate Neal Maupay was targeted by sick trolls on the platform.

ReutersCalvert-Lewin was forced off after a collision with Emiliano Martinez[/caption]

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