- Everton star Abdoulaye Doucoure could spend a long time at the injury table
- The 28-year-old has reportedly broken his leg which could damage his season
- Doucoure has played every minute of Everton’s league season so far in this term.
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richardson are also injured in the Toffees
According to reports, Everton are concerned that midfielder Abdoulaye Doukoure could play for a long time with a broken leg.
The 28-year-old played for 90 minutes in Everton’s 1-0 home loss to West Ham on Sunday but has been rumored to have damaged his metatarsals and is considering an operation to fix the issue.
Doucoure has been a key figure in Rafa Benitez’s Toffees side and has played every single minute of Everton’s Premier League campaign so far.
Everton fear Abdoulaye Doucoure could spend a long time injured, according to reports
Losing Docoure would be a blow to Everton boss Rafa Benitez (left) and his injured squad
but according to many timesEverton believe the French midfielder is prepared to spend a long time at the injury table which will be a blow to Benitez’s plans this season.
The Spanish coach already has injured midfielders Andre Gomes and Fabian Delph, while Gilfi Sigurdsson has not shown up for the Toffees this stint. That leaves just Brazil midfielders Allen, Tom Davies and injury-prone substitute Jean-Philippe Gubamin as Doucere is out for a while as a central midfield substitute.
Doukoure fractured his leg earlier this calendar year and missed seven league matches last season due to the problem, but it is feared he will have to spend more time on the treatment table after the latest setback. .
Everton have also put star strikers Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richardson on the treatment table in recent weeks, with the attacking duo missing in the Toffees’ last four top-flight matches.
Doucoure has played in this trum in every Everton League game but is said to have broken his leg.
However, Benitez believes Richardson’s return from a knee problem is close and he could make a comeback against Watford this weekend, while Calvert-Lewin’s broken toe has more time to heal. It will take time
“I think Richardson is close, Dominic will take longer but Richardson is getting closer,” Benitez confirmed after Everton’s loss to West Ham on Sunday.
The loss to the Hammers left Everton in eighth place in the Premier League table, one point behind fourth-placed Brighton in the final Champions League qualification spot.
The Toffees have made a positive start to life under Benítez, winning four of their first eight matches of the league season and drawing two.