Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin injury history and latest updates

How often does main Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin get injured?

Calvert-Lewin has emerged and evolved as Everton’s best player in the frontline in the last two seasons. His upward trajectory from his early U-23 days to the first team has been unparalleled. David Unsworth and Duncan Ferguson have played a big role in his development. Then Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti further polished Calvert-Lewin and made him a more complete striker than he was before.

In terms of injuries, Calvert-Lewin has managed to remain injury free for a long period but has missed a few games with minor problems sporadically. However, the 2021-22 season is different as the 24 year old has suffered two big injuries that have put him out of action for almost four months. The 2019-20 season was an injury free year for the striker as he did not miss a single game due to any fitness issue.

Calvert-Lewin has recovered completely from his toe and quadriceps injury and is ready in terms of fitness for the Brighton and Hove Albion game.

Here’s a list of Calvert-Lewin’s injuries and the most recent updates on the current injury he has sustained.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin injury history

Dominic Calvert-Lewin adductor injury, February 2022

Dominic Calvert-Lewin picked up an injury in training ahead of the Manchester City clash. Before the kick-off, Lampard shed some light on Calvert-Lewin’s injury as he was nowhere seen in the squad list. The striker picked up an adductor injury and will miss a week to 10 days of action which will see him miss the FA Cup tie against Borehamwood as well.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin knock, January 2022

Calvert-Lewin suffered a knock in the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on 22nd January and will miss the fourth round FA Cup fixture against Brighton. The Englishman missed Frank Lampard’s first game as Everton manager.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin picked up a small knock in the last game so he won’t be available for this weekend. (via The Athletic)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin toe and a quadriceps injury, August 2021

Calvert-Lewin started the 2021-22 season on a high note scoring three goals in three games but fell prey to a toe injury. The Englishman had already picked up a broken toe injury but was playing with pain and pushing hard. The September international break arrived where Calvert-Lewin decided to not join the England squad and instead rehabilitate.

Calvert-Lewin then sustained a quadriceps injury which further ruled him out for five to six weeks. In total, the 24 year old has been out for approximately three months and has missed 16 games for the Toffees.

Ahead of the Burnley tie at Turf Moor, manager Rafa Benitez delivered positive news as he declared Calvert-Lewin available for the game. The Burnley game and the Newcastle United tie was postponed which has now given Calvert-Lewin extra time to work on his fitness. Benitez provided an injury update on the striker ahead of the Brighton clash.

Dominic is training with the team. I’ve explained before that one thing is match fitness that you can improve by playing games and the other thing is fitness.

Fitness-wise he is getting better… Match-fitness, we will see. Maybe he scores three goals in the first half and we don’t need to worry about his match fitness but I think the issue will be how long he can play if he starts the game or, if he comes from the bench, how much impact he can have on the game. (via Liverpool ECHO)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin abductor injury, April 2021

Towards the business end of the campaign, Calvert-Lewin suffered a minor problem that kept him out for a couple of games. The abductor issue saw him miss a goalless draw against Brighton and a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin hamstring injury, February 2021

Last season, the England international suffered a hamstring injury that put him out for two games. His absence was dearly felt as Everton lost both the games and managed to score just 1 goal. The loss against Manchester City didn’t hurt as much as the home loss to Fulham who were lingering in the relegation zone. His absence did cost the Royal Blues.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin muscle injury, January 2021

In January 2021, Calvert-Lewin missed one Premier League game and one FA Cup fixture due to a muscle injury. Everton emerged victorious in both the ties but had to toil hard against Wolves and Rotherham. Interestingly, Richarlison also missed the FA Cup tie which saw Cenk Tosun play and take the major goalscoring load.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin knock, May 2019

The striker managed to remain injury free in 2019-20 season. Towards the end of 2018-19 season, he missed the final Premier League game of the season due to a knock.

Will Dominic Calvert-Lewin now remain injury free for the rest of the season?