Everton winger Alex Iwobi went off injured in his side’s horror defeat against Aston Villa on Sunday in the Premier League.
The Nigerian went to the ground holding his leg before he was replaced by Neal Maupay in the 51st minute of the game. It looked as though Iwobi had injured his hamstring.
Manager Sean Dyche confirmed the injury after the game and shared his concerns over the same. He said: ”We’re just waiting on that [injury] but it looks like a hamstring injury. It’s unusual for hamstrings to settle down very quickly so he’s likely to be out.”
Iwobi is set to be checked up on in the next few days and all involved will be hoping that the injury is not serious and he can return back to action. Nigeria will be competing in the African Cup of Nations qualifying next month and will also want to see their star player back fit.
To make matters worse for the Toffees, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who had just returned from injury, went off injured again with a face injury in the first half. They went on to lose 4-0 to conclude the worst possible day at the office for Dyche’s men.
Iwobi is a key player for Everton and has been since his arrival from Arsenal in 2019. He featured in all 38 league games for Everton last season and has also started in both of their games at the start of this season.
The 27-year-old contributed with two goals and seven assists in all competitions for Everton last season.
As previously mentioned, the Nigerian arrived at Everton from Arsenal after spending 15 years in North London. He was part of the Gunners’ academy and made his professional debut for the club in 2015.
Iwobi represented England throughout the junior age group years but decided to switch at the senior level and represent Nigeria, the country of his birth. He made his international debut in 2015 and has earned over 60 caps for his national side.
Everton and Nigerian fans will be hoping to see him return back soon from injury as both teams require his ability and talent.
Everton face Wolverhampton Wanderers on August 26 in their next Premier League game and will be hoping to get off the mark after suffering back-to-back defeats in their first couple of league games.
It will be difficult amid an injury crisis with two more names added to it on Saturday as well.