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Sports News of Sunday, 8 January 2023


Lampard hopes Iwobi injury not serious

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Everton manager, Frank Lampard is hopeful that the injury suffered by Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi as the Toffees’ suffered a 3-1 FA Cup defeat against Manchester United on Friday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The 26-year-old Nigeria international fell awkwardly after a challenge from defender Tyrell Malacia early in the second half of the fixture at Old Trafford and he was taken off on a stretcher.

Lampard confirmed that Iwobi would undergo a scan on Saturday before the severity of the injury will be confirmed.

“We hope it’s not too serious. It is an ankle ligament injury, we hope it’s a lesser one. He will have a scan tomorrow (Saturday) to confirm,” Lampard told Everton TV as quoted by the club’s official website.

Before the injury, Iwobi had a lively game for the Toffees, creating chances that went begging before he was replaced by Abdoulaye Doucoure.

His injury will be a concern for Lampard, who is facing a challenge to improve Everton’s chances of staying in the Premier League. The former Arsenal star has featured and started in all 18 league matches for the Toffees so far in this season, scored one goal, and provided five assists.

He will hope to recover and be available for Everton’s premier league fixture against Southampton at Goodison Park on Saturday.