Frank Lampard confirmed the heartbreaking news that Ben Godfrey’s injury was worse than initially thought and required surgery, keeping him out until Christmas.
Ten minutes into the weekend’s Premier League opener against Chelsea, which Everton lost 1-0, the defender shockingly broke his leg.
According to manager Frank Lampard, the injury was initially diagnosed as a “small fracture” and would keep the player out for two months.
However, tests revealed more significant damage, and it was decided for the defender to undergo surgery on Monday.
The defender will now start his recovery at Finch Farm under the supervision of the club’s medical staff, and his recovery time is predicted to be about three months.
Godfrey will be unavailable as a result until at least mid-November.
He won’t play again until the Premier League begins because the World Cup is scheduled to start at that time and because he has to play more games to get back to match fitness.
The time for his return to competitive football has been set for Boxing Day when Everton will host Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The chance of the defender advancing his World Cup claims in the Three Lions of England team has been shattered by the injury.
It happened in bad circumstances because the assistant referee failed to see that his back pass had exited play.
This meant that when he went up against Kai Havertz of Chelsea, he watched his leg flex and break under him, Frank Lampard explained.
But Lampard was sure that, with the assistance of the Everton medical experts, Godfrey would recover faster and come out better.
On the other hand, the team has announced that Yerry Mina will be out for a few months due to ankle ligament damage he sustained during the league opener against Chelsea last weekend.
He might not return until October or November either.
“Yerry Mina experienced an ankle ligament injury in the second half of Saturday’s game,” the club’s statement read.
“He will consult a specialist this week to determine the full extent of the damage before receiving treatment at Finch Farm.”
According to reports, Everton have been dealt a twin injury blow in the defense as Yerry Mina is now expected to be out for several weeks.
He has an ankle ligament injury, which will keep him out for a time, according to Pipe Sierra of Win Sports.
The club is anticipated to do additional tests on him in the upcoming weeks to determine the full extent of the Colombian’s absence.
Godfrey has been declared officially out for a few months, and it appears that Mina will miss a comparable number of games.
Conor Coady’s acquisition by Everton was announced just as they were now dealing with this devastating injury blow.
The English defender was thankfully signed in time to compete for a spot in the Premier League team, and now it’s up to him.
In the absence of Ben Godfrey And Yerry Mina, James Tarkowski and Michael Keane came on to strengthen the back line.
Frank Lampard would be quite angry because he would face the heat of the Premier League with a bit depleted squad, especially in the club’s defense department.
The coach must start over, and we anticipate that he will continue to play with a back three.
We await any updates from the team about Mina’s injury and we wait to see how coach Frank Lampard will manage the current crisis.