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Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s thigh injury is ‘due to his powerful kicking ability, club doctors fear’… after England’s shotstop was sidelined for three to four weeks with the problem
- Everton’s Jordan Pickford ruled out with injury until after international break
- Goalkeeper injured his thigh during the club’s scoreless draw against Liverpool
- Club doctors reportedly fear his injury is due to his powerful kicks
- Pickford’s injury could give England opportunities for Nick Pope and Aaron Ramsdale
Everton club doctors are reportedly concerned that Jordan Pickford’s recent thigh injury could be due to his powerful kicks.
The Englishman sustained the injury during the draw against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby, but managed to put in a man of the match performance in the 0-0 draw at Goodison Park.
Everton has issued a statement saying that Pickford will be out of action until after England’s next round of matches.
Everton club doctors are reportedly concerned Jordan Pickford’s injury is due to his kick
It read: ‘Jordan Pickford sustained a thigh injury against Liverpool.
“The England international has been medically examined this week and is not expected to return to action until after the next international break.”
The Toffees’ medical team now plans to assess Pickford during his recovery from injury. The sun.
Pickford out until after England’s UEFA Nations League matches
Pickford has already shown this season that he can play the ball for long when he assisted Demari Gray’s equalizing goal against Nottingham Forest earlier in the season.
The 28-year-old’s injury is a blow not only to Everton, but also to England, who will be playing UEFA Nations League games with Italy and Germany this month.
However, it gives others the opportunity to claim the number one spot in the England team.
Aaron Ramsdale (pictured) could get a chance from England manager Gareth Southgate
Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale and Newcastle’s Nick Pope have both impressed for their respective clubs this season and hope to do the same if England manager Gareth Southgate gives one of them a chance, especially with the World Cup in Qatar fast approaching.
Should he be fit, Pickford is still expected to be Southgate’s first choice throughout the tournament, as he has trusted the Toffees keeper in every major tournament in which he has led England.
Everton, on the other hand, have only one senior goalkeeper left, as third-choice Andy Lonergan is currently sidelined with a knee injury, leaving former Chelsea and Stoke man Asmir Begovic to fill the void left by Pickford.